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1.3 The Early Mycenaeans (Re)Discovery of the Bronze Age Greeks Heinrich Schliemann (story, view of Homeric poetry, discoveries, methods) Overview of Mycenaeans: earliest (?) Greek-speaking population of Greece and Crete origin of name (Schliemann) main sites: Mycenae, Pylos, Knossos, Sparta, Athens, Eleusis, Argos, Thebes influences: Minoans, Egypt, Near East rough timeline 2000 BCE: arrival of Greek-speakers in Greece (?) 1500: cities; monumental architecture (Shaft Graves) 1400: Greeks take over Minoan palaces (?) theories about the origins of the Greeks in Greece identifying and defining societies (criteria) indigenous populations Indo-European hypothesis Pre-Mycenaean Greek Mainland EBA isolated farming villages (3000-2000 BCE_ example: Lerna MBA expansion (2000-1600) relationship between Pre-Myceneans and Myceneans Early (Pre-Palatial) Mycenaean culture (LBA): Mycenae and the Shaft Graves (1600-1500 BCE) Late Bronze Age Greece (1600-1100) main sites: Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, Thebes, Athens
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