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1.7 The Early Iron Age Early Iron Age (EIA, also called the Dark Ages) (1150-750) Submycenaean period (1150-1050): increasingly feeble attempts to hold on to BA past importance of Cyprus: Mycenaean refugees (and legacy) Iron Age technological and cultural shift (reasons for) iron vs. bronze: disruption of Mediterranean trade network (tin) not an immediate technological advantage (bronze, iron, steel) part of permanent break with Bronze Age loss of technologies “Dark Ages” writing and representational art (thus “Dark Ages”) by 1000 BCE : nobody can read Linear B architecture monumental architecture (palaces, walls, tholos tombs) regional differentiation examples pottery (Protogeometric): designs, forms regionally specific burial customs: cremation begin to appear in some regions ancient Greek dialects significance for later Greece regional identity: dialect of ancient Greek (Doric, Attic/Ionic) Pan-Hellenic (“all Greeks”) institutions slow to from Hostilities among neighboring communities EIA society settlements few, small, isolated (from each other – self-sufficiency, from non-Greeks – little
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This note was uploaded on 01/17/2012 for the course CLA 2100 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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