Mycenaean Civilization

  • ~1500 – 1100 BC
    • Betweem 1200 and 1150 BCE the civilization underwent a sudden massive systemic collapse
      • Lots of evidence of destruction around this period
  • Based on several archeological sites
    • E.g. the Mycenae site
      • Excavation started in the 19th century
        • Heinrich Schliemann took a big part in it
        • Important things found
          • Golden death masks
          • Warrior vase
          • Boar’s tusk helmets
  • Society
    • Similar to that of Minoan Civilization
      • Engaged in peer-polity interaction and palace economy
    • They were literate in the Linear-B script