Mycenaeans on Crete During the Bronze Age w. Dr Louise Hitchcock

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In the 14th century BCE, the Mycenaeans gained dominion of at least Knossos on the Island of Crete, and possibly, the entire island. Professor Louise Hitchcock, Professor of Archaeology, School of Historical and Philosophical Studies, The University of Melbourne, makes a fifth appearance on the show to explore the topic.

Professor Hitchcock has appeared previously on the show in the episodes:

Some topics explored

  • Who the Mycenaeans and Minoans were
  • The Mycenaeans inhabiting Knossos, and potentially more of the island, some time in the 14th century BCE
  • The Linear A being the writing system of the Minoans and Linear B being the writing system of the Mycenaeans
  • Evidence showing that the Minoans and Mycenaeans developed an “entangled culture” on the island
  • The Mycenaeans developing Knossos further
  • Minoan and Mycenaean artwork on the island
  • The functions that Linear A and B had
  • Religious worship in this period
  • Funerary rites what funerary evidence indicates about the period
  • Weapons and jewellery found including an Italian-inspired sword
  • How large Knossos would have been under Mycenaean control
  • Various Mycenaean sites on Crete
  • The “Sea People” and theories about them
  • Mycenaeans in Crete at the end of the Bronze Age

Listen to the episode

The episode can be streamed below and is also available on major podcast apps: Apple PodcastsSpotify, and Amazon Music.

Show Notes

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