8. The Greek Early Iron Age and the Concept of a “Dark Age”

  1. John Bintliff

Published Online: 13 JUN 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch8

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD

How to Cite

Bintliff, J. (2012) The Greek Early Iron Age and the Concept of a “Dark Age”, in The Complete Archaeology of Greece: From Hunter-Gatherers to the 20th Century AD, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118255179.ch8

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 JUN 2012
  2. Published Print: 20 APR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405154185

Online ISBN: 9781118255179

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Keywords:

  • Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman Greece, archaeology;
  • The Greek Early Iron Age, and concept of a “Dark Age”;
  • the Bronze Age palace civilization of Aegean Greece, in flames;
  • EIA to archaic times, landscape and settlement;
  • changes in town, country, archaeological evidence;
  • origins of the Polis, and settlement hierarchy;
  • developments in Northern Greece;
  • Mycenaean-Minoan civilization, military as decisive;
  • Late Geometric “Renaissance”;
  • bronze tripods

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Light Reappears in the “Dark Age”

  • Landscape and Settlement from Early Iron Age to Archaic Times

  • Developments in Northern Greece

  • Settlement and House Plans

  • Technology and Trade

  • Social Archaeology

  • The Origins of the Greek Temple

  • Bronze Tripods

  • An Annaliste Perspective

  • A Personal View

  • References