KEY TO QUIZ 2 - settlements were founded in Early Iron Age...

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KEY TO QUIZ 2: Archaeological evidence demonstrates that the end of the Mycenaean palaces coincided with the collapse of numerous other civilizations elsewhere in the eastern Mediterranean. From approximately the end of the Submycenaean period until around 800 BCE, Greek pottery was decorated without pictures, no large stone buildings were built in Greece, and the Greek language was not written. Pylos was among the Mycenaean palace centers completely destroyed and abandoned at the end of the Bronze Age. Ancient Greek mythology traced the cause of the Trojan War back to the gods. Heinrich Schliemann’s excavation of Hissarlik in Turkey was financed by his business ventures. A few new
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Unformatted text preview: settlements were founded in Early Iron Age Greece, such as Karphi, which was the site of a cluster of houses including a small megaron . Aspects of Early Iron Age Greek religion that carried over from the Mycenaeans include the goddess with upraised arms. Iron replaced bronze for many tools and weapons at the end of the Bronze Age mainly because the tin required to make bronze became difficult to obtain. The heroon complex at Lefkandi was a center of community worship for more than a century. Most pictorial reconstructions of Troy are based largely on passages from early Greek epic poetry....
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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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