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Radio 4 In 'Our Time' broadcast with Simon Stoddart

last modified Jun 17, 2016 01:05 PM
Simon Stoddart discusses The Bronze Age Collapse, the name given by many historians to what appears to have been a sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilizations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia.

Simon Stoddart, Acting Deputy Director of the McDonald Institute and Reader in Prehistory at the University of Cambridge took part in this week's edition of Melvyn Bragg's 'In our Time' show on Radio 4.

The Bronze Age Collapse describes a period of great changes in Minoan Crete, Egypt, the Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Syria. The reasons for the changes, and the extent of those changes, are open to debate and include droughts, rebellions, the breakdown of trade as copper became less desirable, earthquakes, invasions, volcanoes and the mysterious Sea Peoples.

Fellow guests on the show included John Bennet, Director of the British School at Athens and Professor of Aegean Archaeology at the University of Sheffield, and Linda Hulin, Fellow of Harris Manchester College and Research Officer at the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology at the University of Oxford

Listen to the podcast:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07fl5bh

 

Posted 17.06.2016

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