C C 301 Midterm: Exam 2 Term Identifications

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The iron age; very little archaeological evidence, slip back into illiterate society due to the loss of palaces. Shrine to a hero, huge 3 room building with burials inside of both human and horse remains (displaying great wealth); males cremated, females buried, covered in gold foil; in use for maybe one generation peripteral. Lefkandi centaur: geometric, recovered in tomb of lefkandi; terracotta experimentation with clay (lower body made on wheel); hollow interior ritual offering; buried with the dead; poor quality/dull paint causes streaky appearance. Protogeometric style: (1100-900 b. c. ) first half of the dark age; characterized by concentric circles. Amphora: belly-handles; storage vessels (wine/grain); associated with women and thus carried female remains. Krater: used for mixing wine and serving; carried male remains because males engaged in drinking. Geometric period: (900-700 b. c. ) second half of the dark age; name derived almost entirely from the style of pottery during this period; characterized by linear designs; early.

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