Theodoros G. GiannopoulosAegean Studies 1, 2022, 127-195
Since the 1930s a constantly increasing number of warrior burials of Late Helladic IIIC date (12th and early 11th century B.C.) have come to light in the north-western Peloponnese, especially within the borders of the historical and modern region of Achaia.
Construction methods and materials have received a fair amount of attention from scholars of Bronze Age Crete. Particularly in recent decades, discussions on materials and techniques are invariably included in publications of individual buildings or settlements.
The appearance of the brailed rig and loose–footed sail at the end of the Late Bronze Age revolutionized seafaring in the eastern Mediterranean. The most famous early appearance of this new technology is found in history’s first visual representation of a naval battle, on the walls of Ramesses III’s mortuary temple at Medinet Habu, where both Egyptian and Sea Peoples ships are depicted with this new rig, as well as top–mounted crow’s nests and decking upon which shipborne warriors do battle.
The aim of the present paper is to propose some synchronizations, mainly taking into consideration the typology of pottery. The period of our focus is the early Late Bronze Age and the data presented come from the Mainland, Crete and the Cyclades. Ceramic data from different places are combined, offering interesting correlations in terms of relative chronology.