The Geometric Period

The Geometric Period - The Geometric Period Burial...

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Unformatted text preview: The Geometric Period Burial, Community, and the Polis The End of the Bronze Age • Late Helladic Period – 1600-1200/1150 • Several heavily fortified, apparently independent citadel kingdoms, often functioning in close proximity to one another • Highly organized and very sophisticated • Already speak an archaic form of Greek Mycenae • By 1250, Mycenae is heavily fortified • Center of the citadel is a palace called a megaron Reconstruction of the Palace at Pylos Throne room of the megaron Leader called WANAX The End of the Bronze Age • Evidence of Social and Political collapse from Grece throughout Anatolia and the Coastal Levant • Egypt withstands a series of invasions by the “Peoples of the Sea” – a socially and ethnically diverse group Chronology of the Geometric Period • Protogeometric: 1050- 900 • Early Geometric: 900- 850 • Middle Geometric: 850- 760 • Late Geometric: 760- 700 – The term “ Geometric ” refers to a period of chronology as well as styles of ceramics The Polis • The Physicality of the City and the Idea of the City • The term for the Greek city state and its associated territory • Synoicism Poleis States Athens/Attica Sparta/Laconia Olympia/Elis Delphi/Phocis Corinth/Corinthiad Argos/The Argolid Thebes/Boeotia • Agora of Athens The Middle Geometric Period • 850- 760 – Inhumation and cremation in same cemeteries • Some Male and Female Graves contain significant amounts of material • Inhumed bodies placed in supine, extended positions The Tomb of the “Rich Athenian Lady” • Simple pit grave • Dates to circa 850 BCE • On slope of the Areopagus hill • Cremation burial with the remains placed in an amphora • Wheel thrown vessel – Decoration not painted, but rather an oxidized slip • Vessel Type: Belly Amphora •...
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