- Feb 2018
there are signs of destruction at the terramare of gaggio but it pre-dates the overall collapse, which has such signs seemingly missing; the only thing of significance that succeeds the terramare is the major site of frattesina and the whole 'proto-villanova' phase which however by passes the major former terremare settlement area as if uninhabitable; once more plenty of connections/parallels to the balkan/danube area such as the biconical urns of the banat;It sounds like a disaster could be either natural or perhaps militaristic to me, but one way or another i suppose the consequences were quite severe....
I really think there must be something to the whole Bronze Age collapse as being connected to invasions and Sea People's and it being a major level event... perhaps even like a "world war zero" as some suggest...
The entire period 1500 BC to 1000 BC or so somewhere across that period it's the same sort of wave of events, anyway it's all really interesting to me.
i view the bronze age collapse and the sea peoples more as a revolt of mercenaries from a prolonged conflict, maybe the trojan war is not exactly as described by homer and more an allegory of an actual broad conflict and fact is that at one point the palaces were burning across the aegean; there is a paper linked of the links between mycenae and italy and mercenaries deriving from italy, it is describing a similar pattern as mercenaries obtained by the pharaohs (based on the sherden/SRDN and nuragic sardinia);