OLD TREES, NEW DATES: TABULATED

(as at October 2014)

Mycenaean civilization Current date Assiros Phases New absolute date  Revised date Pottery Period
Beginning of Mycenaean Palatial Period 1400 BC       LH IIIA
    Destruction of Assiros Phase 9  c 1360 BC +/-   LH IIIA2
Likely date of Trojan War 1250-1200 BC     before 1270/50 BC LH IIIB
Destruction of Mycenaean Palaces 1200-1180 BC     before 1270/50 BC LH IIIB (end)
    Construction of Assiros Phase 7

c 1270 BC +/-

  LH IIIC
End of Mycenaean Civilization 1025 BC     before 1070 BC LH IIIC (end)
Start of Protogeometric Period 1025 BC     before 1070 BC Early Protogeometric
    Construction of Assiros Phase 3

 1080 BC +4-7

  Early-mid Protogeometric
   

Construction of Assiros Phase 2

 1070 BC +4-7

final

   

The revised dates in this table are those required by the absolute dates from Assiros based on dendrochronological dating, 14C wiggle match dating and determinations on animal bones. They take into account the stratigraphic relationships and rule out reuse of the timbers.

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