The Dark Age of Greece: An Archaeological Survey of the Eleventh to the Eighth Centuries BC

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Psychology Press, 2000 - History - 456 pages
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5. IRON AND OTHER METALS -- Technical Factors -- The Initial Spread of Iron-working -- The Arrival of the Iron Age -- Protogeometric Attica -- The Argolid -- Thessaly and Asia Minor -- The Hypothesis of Bronze-shortage -- Other Regions of Greece -- Phokis -- Skyros -- Dodecanese -- The Ionian Islands: Achaea -- Other Areas -- Conclusions: Isolation and Stagnation -- Crete, Macedonia and Epirus -- Crete -- Macedonia -- Epirus -- The Earlier Geometric Period -- Attica -- The Argolid and Corinth -- Crete -- The Later Geometric Period -- Fibulae and Pins -- Defensive Armour -- offensive Weapons -- The Finds from the Sanctuaries -- Stratigraphy -- Evidence from Pottery -- Analogous Metal Types -- Tripod Cauldrons -- Notes -- 6. EXTERNAL RELATIONS -- The Evidence of Dialect and Tradition -- The Great Destructions -- The Evidence for Foreign Invasion -- The Dorian Hypothesis -- Alternative Explanations -- The Second Wave of Disturbances -- The Evidence of the Cist-tomb -- The Evidence of Metal-types -- The Significance of Metalwork in General -- The Vardar Valley Invaders -- Retrospect -- Pottery -- Metalwork -- Cremation -- The Advent of Protogeometric -- Hand-made Pottery -- The Revival of Communication -- The Final Emergence -- Notes -- 7. THE INTERNAL SITUATION -- Decline: the 12th and earlier 11th Centuries -- Depopulation -- Isolation: the later 11th and earlier 10th Centuries -- The Ionian Migration: Regional Diversity -- Agriculture -- Intimations of Poverty -- Political and Social Structure -- The Homeric World -- The Problem of Continuity in Religion and Art -- The Beginnings of Recovery: the late 10th to early 8th Centuries -- Diffusion of Pottery-styles -- Attica -- Regional Limitations -- Architecture -- General Inferences -- The Greek Renaissance: the middle and later 8th Century -- Colonization -- Representational Art -- Regional Patterns
 

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Contents

THE CONCEPT OF A DARK AGE
1
THE REGIONAL POTTERYSTYLES
24
j THE CHRONOLOGY OF THE EARLY IRON
106
Other Evidence for Absolute Chronology
113
Absolute Dating
122
East Greece 127 Crete 128 Laconia 130 Ithaka
131
THE GRAVE
140
IRON AND OTHER METALS
213
The Argolid and Corinth
264
The Finds from the Sanctuaries
275
Notes
287
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
296
j THE INTERNAL SITUATION
360
General Index
443
Site Index
450
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A.M. Snodgrass is Lawrence Professor of Classical Archaeology at the University of Cambridge. He is the author of Archaic Greece: The Age of Experiment (1980), An Archaeology of Greece (1987), and Homer and the Artists (1988).

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