On The Aegean Chronology: 12th-11th Centuries BC
Based on the “Helladic” chronology system of Greek Mainland, Bronze Age maritime trade and the “written bureaucracy” period, which were founded the Late Hellas III A2/B1 phase, were weakened with the beginning of LH III B2 as consequences of natural or man-made factors. The “Mycenaean Palatial System” (1300-1200 BC) was collapsed. By the disappearance of script in the Late Helladic III C phase (12th – 11th centuries BC), the written diplomatic relations were ended, and the “Post-palatial period” in the Aegean world began. It is obvious that human-occupation continued in Lefkandi, Korakou, Tiryns, and Mycenae in the Greek Mainland in the “Post-palatial period” contrary to previous assumptions, the so-called “Dark Age” has been re-defined. This study will be include studies based on ceramics in the Greek Mainland and Western Anatolian settlements and necropolis have yielded stratified material within the scope of the chronological studies and, GH IIIC, definition of the end of the Late Bronze Age and beginning of the Early Iron Age.
By the Late Hellas III A2/B1 phase based on the “Helladic” chronology system of Greek Mainland, Bron