Time Line: Prehistoric Greece PeriodEvents Early Bronze AgeVillage organization Middle Bronze Age Arrival of proto-Greeks from Northwest? Anatolia? Late Bronze Age1600 Palace cultures emerge (Mycenae, Tiryns, Pylos, Thebes, etc.) Mycenaeans occupy Crete Trojan War (??) Palace systems collapse based on Ancient Greece, 1999, Oxford
Lion Gate, Mycenae
Megaron (great hall), Pylos
Women (fresco), Pylos, 1200s BCE
Armor from Dendra (Argolid). Boar’s tusk helmet. Late 1400s BCE
Praying “psi” goddess figurine. Mycenae.
Tholos tomb, Mycenae.
Tholos tomb entrance (reconstructed), Mycenae.
“Mask of Agamemnon,” Mycenae, 1500s BCE
palace wanax (king) demos (village) basileus (chieftain) Palace Society: Redistributive Economy Produce to palace, where stored; then redistributed back to villages.