- Feb 2011
- Kitchener. Ont.
The page you linked to doesn't mention Late Helladic wares, just Mycenean IIIc:1b. This is otherwise known as Monochrome.It seems that bichrome Mycenaean LHIIIb ware was found in the Pentapolis, and after the destruction of Mycenae, it appears that it was produced in different areas showing regional variation.. This would make sense if the fall of the mainland into chaos caused peoples to move into the Levant area and their styles became integrated into the local styles. Incidentally this could also be the period of the Trojan War, with Odysseus mentioning that he had gone to Egypt before joining the attack on Troy. Excavated Philistine burials have been described as in the 'Aegean tradition".
Is this informatin obsolete? Because it would seem to tie into recent tests:
The Archaeology of Ancient Israel
Myc. IIIc:1b appeared in the Levant a long, long time after the fall of Mycenae.
LHIIIb is not the same as Myc. IIIc:1b, there is no LH pottery discovered in the time of the Philistines, that is to say above the destruction layers.
Myceneaen pottery means 'pottery made in the Mycenean style but not from the mainland'. Mycenaean pottery was made at various sites across the east Meditrranean.
The distinction is Helladic wares are made on the Greek mainland, Mycenaean wares are stylisitc copies made elsewhere.