A. Bernard Knapp & Sturt W. ManningAmerican Journal of Archaeology 120.1 (January 2016): 99-149
Explanations for the Late Bronze Age crisis and collapse in the eastern Mediterranean are legion: migrations, predations by external forces, political struggles within dominant polities or system collapse among them, inequalities between centers and peripheries, climatic change and natural disasters, disease/plague.
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