Presentation on theme: "Dark Ages to Geometric Period"— Presentation transcript:
1Dark Ages to Geometric Period Dark Ages (Architectural Term) = Protogeometric Period ( Pottery Term) BCEGeometric Period (Architecture, Sculpture, and Pottery) BCE
2End of the Mycenaean World Literary tradition from Homer and other ancient epics. Destruction of Troy at the hands of a contingency of Mycenaean warriors.Destruction of Troy. Which Troy is the Troy of the Trojan war? Troy VI? Troy VIIA?Destruction of the mainland palaces (Mycenae, Tiryns, Athens, Gla, Pylos, Thebes, Orchomenos) are all under different circumstances.
3Theories for Destruction The Dorian Invasions (Return of the Herakleidae or Internal Revolt?)The Raids of the Sea PeoplesIntercity WarfareDrought, Famine, Earthquakes, and Other Natural Disasters.
15Apollo Daphnephoros Four phases of the temple. Apsidal hut. Second structure with apsidal walls.Hekatompedon (100 footer).Geometric DaphnephorionAll geometric structures leveled at the end of the 8th c. BCE.Early Archaic hekatompedon ( BCE)Apollo Daphnephoros
25Geometric PotteryEarly - increased geometric patterns. Meanders become more and more prominent.Use as tomb markers in Athens.Very fine clay and fast wheel.Athens at forefront of Geometric pottery production.
26Agora “Rich Lady” Burial Belly amphora - female.Granary - symbol of status or wealth?Cremation.9th c BCE.
27Agora Male Burial Cremation Neck amphora Sword around amphora Horse pyxis - symbol of wealth?