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Minoan to Mycenaean Period


Events Time Additional Explanations
2600 BCE Minoan Prepalatial Period.
Destruction of Minoan settlements. 2000 BCE Minoan Protopalatial Period Early (1900-1700 BCE)
Early Middle Cycladic (2000-1600 BCE)
Middle Helladic Period or Middle Bronze Age (2000-1550)
Destruction of Minoan palaces Settlement of Akrotiri, Thera Grave Circle B at Mycenae. 1700 BCE Minoan Neopalatial Period (1700-1400)
Eruption of Thera volcano (sometime between 1627 and 1600). 1627 BCE
Grave Circle A at Mycenae Legends: Argo Voyage, Heracles, Oedipus. 1600 BCE Late Bronze Period or The Heroic Age (1600-1100)
Tholos Tomb at Mycenae 1550 BCE Late Helladic Period (1500-1100)
Linear B writing (1450-1180) 1450 BCE
Mycenaean Palaces Evidence of expanded Mycenaean trade at Levand. 1400 BCE Minoan Postpalatial Period (1400-1100)
Palace of Knossos destruction. 1370 BCE
"Sea Peoples" begin raids in the Eastern Mediterranean. 1300 BCE Mycenaean Culture (1300-1000)
Trojan War (1250 or 1210). 1250 BCE
Destruction of many Mycenaean palaces.
Doric Invasions (1200-1100).
Sea Peoples (1200-1100)
1200 BCE
1180BCE Sub-Mycenaean Period (1180-1050)
Destruction of Miletus and resettlement. 1100 BCE Sub-Minoan Period (1150-950)



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