September 10 - The Early Iron Age Isolation and Recovery EIA o Submycenaean Period(mid 12th to mid 11th century Increasingly feeble attempts to

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September 10, 2007 The Early Iron Age: Isolation and Recovery EIA o Submycenaean Period (mid 12 th to mid 11 th century) Increasingly feeble attempts to hold on to BA 1000 BCE Lowest number of occupied sites Lowest level of material culture o Gradual technological/cultural shift Iron vs. bronze Disruption of tin network Not immediate advance Permanent break with BA o EIA = “Dark Ages” = loss of technology Writing/representational art By 1000 BCE – nobody can read or write Linear B Monumental architecture gone (palaces, walls, tholos tombs) Explanation: lack of resources and motivation Regional Differentiation o Examples Pottery: design, forms, regionally specific Burial: regional appearance of cremation (still exceptional) o Significance for later Greeks Regional identity: dialects Main ones: Dorian – Peloponnese; Attic/Ionic – Athens and Asia Minor Failure to form cohesive Hellenic institutions No evidence of coordinated military actions (exception: Trojan
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLA 2100 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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September 10 - The Early Iron Age Isolation and Recovery EIA o Submycenaean Period(mid 12th to mid 11th century Increasingly feeble attempts to

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