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September 10, 2007 Greek Society from BA to EIA: Collapse and Renaissance End of Greek BA o 1200-1000 BCE: Late BA Collapse Shift of Mycenaeans to the east Disaster at palaces General path: North to South and West to East Possible causes: natural/political Context for myths about collapse of post-Trojan War kingdoms o Life for survivors Drastic decrease in population (50-90%) Fewer communities Smaller, poorer More isolated Lost technology Representative art Monumental architecture (palaces, city walls, tombs) o Religion: collapse likely causes profound theological re-orientation 1000-800 BCE: EIA = “Dark Ages” o Iron Age Iron succeeds bronze as main metal (weapons, tools, exchange) Reason for switch Loss of access to tin Not necessarily a technological advance Permanent break with BA o Society Takes generations to recover Settlements few, small, isolated EIA: isolation
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course CLT 3371 taught by Professor Marks during the Fall '07 term at University of Florida.

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