Institute of Archaeology

The Emergence of Bronze Age Aegean States


The introduction of the Neolithic way of life to the Aegean region from 7000 BC; the development of small-scale hierarchical societies throughout the Aegean in the third millennium BC; the emergence of the first state level societies on Crete ca. 2000 BC; the elaboration of Minoan palatial society through the second millennium BC; the interaction of Minoan states with other societies in the East Mediterranean; the cultural influence of Minoan societies in the southern Aegean; the collapse of Neopalatial Cretan states and the Mycenaeanisation of Crete; the final collapse of state society on Crete, and the end of the Bronze Age.

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  • Running in 2017-18

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