05 Minoans and Mycenaens 012011

05 Minoans and Mycenaens 012011 - Minoan and Mycenaean...

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Trading Creativity Minoan and Mycenaean  Civilizations
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Minoans  (2000-1400 BC) Ancient Crete Geographically small
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Minoans  (2000-1400 BC) Possible origin of people on Crete: Phoenicia (Byblos) The Sea People Problem: Insufficient Food No major rivers Infertile soil Solution: Trade
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Minoan  Trade Needed for trade: Goods to sell Ships to transport the goods Contacts in the foreign ports (sales) Storage facilities Accounting system (numbers) What is needed to conduct trade? 
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Minoan Trade Olive oil Wine Saffron  (from crocus  plants) Metals  (especially copper  from Cyprus) Grains  (especially from  Egypt ) Copper ingot Goods  to sell
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Minoan  Pottery Why was the  pottery decorated?
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Minoan  Art Art just for Art’s sake? Or maybe for profit?
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Ships Transport Goods Look at the pottery and the wall  paintings to see the types of ships Replica
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Minoan Ships
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Minoan Ships Putting together  pictures and  accounts allows a  model to be built.
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Examples of Ships from Egypt Nile sail boat Fishing  from a  papyrus boat Funeral boat,  pyramid at Giza Model funeral  boat
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This note was uploaded on 03/20/2012 for the course MFG 201 taught by Professor Terry,r during the Fall '08 term at BYU.

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