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August 29, 2007 The Early Mycenaeans Overview o Earliest Greeks o Schliemann Taught himself Greek Began to look for “Troy” and “Mycenae” Named all early (Bronze Age) Greeks “Mycenaens” Methods not very careful in archaeological terms – destroyed a lot in his digs o Civilization played off of Minoans, Egypt, and Near East cultures Origins of the Greeks o Language Assume shared language means same culture – not true o Physical appearance (very subjective) Moved into DNA tracing o Material culture Literacy Everyday goods Organization Public/private Age Gender Sacredness Class Technology o Populations and Invaders People came into Greece in waves 1 st around 200,000 BP 10,000 BCE earliest permanent citizens 1 st Greek speakers: Mycenaean documents suggest continuity (1500 BC) with Early Bronze Age IE hypothesis Invaders from SE Europe (military perspective) Problems: lack of hard evidence
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