What was happening 3200 years ago?

What was happening 3200 years ago?

What was happening 3200 years ago?

More than 3,200 years ago, a vast, interconnected civilization thrived. Then it suddenly collapsed. What happened? More than 3,200 years ago, the Mediterranean and Near East were home to a flourishing and interconnected Bronze Age civilization fueled by lucrative trade in valuable metals and finished goods.

What caused the Bronze Age collapse?

Historian Robert Drews in his book The End of the Bronze Age has on his list of possible causes of the collapse the following: earthquakes, mass migrations, ironworking, drought, systems collapse, raiders and changes in warfare.

Who survived the Bronze Age collapse?

To cite only one example, Egypt’s Third Intermediate Period (c. 1069-525 BCE), was well-known for its craftsmanship in metallurgy which worked “in gold and silver but the major part in bronze” (Shaw, 361). Bronze-work survived the collapse, as did many other aspects of Bronze Age civilization.

What happened 1200bce?

In Heeren’s organization of Greek prehistory his “first period” was dubbed, “The most ancient traditional history down to the Trojan war, about B.C. 1200.” Of course, 1200 BCE also naturally acted as the starting date for his second period that ended with the Persian conquest.

When did civilization last fall?

1177 B.C.
While that laundry list of impending doom could be aimed at our era, it’s actually a description of the world 3,000 years ago. It is humanity’s first “global” dark age as described by archaeologist and George Washington University professor Eric H. Cline in his recent book 1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed.

What happened to the Sea Peoples?

The Egyptian army drove the invaders back to the sea and destroyed their fleet from the banks of the Nile during the Battle of the Delta. Ramesses triumphantly recorded that “their hearts and their souls are finished unto all eternity” and indeed, the Sea Peoples appear to have vanished from history from that point on.

Did the Sea Peoples have iron weapons?

According to many historians, the Bronze age collapse was partly caused by the invasion of the so-called Sea People, who came from the Agean sea and ravaged the very powerful Egyptian and Hittite civilizations thanks to their iron weapons, whereas their opponents only used bronze.

What happened to the Mycenaean civilization?

By 1100 it was extinguished. The palaces were destroyed, and their system of writing, their art, and their way of life were gone. The causes of their decline are not entirely clear. According to Greek legends, they were replaced by half-civilized Dorian invaders from the north.

What came after Iron Age?

Middle Ages
The end of the Iron Age is generally considered to coincide with the Roman Conquests, and history books tell us that it was succeeded by Antiquity and then the Middle Ages.

How long does it take for a civilization to collapse?

about 250 years
Gradual disintegration, not sudden catastrophic collapse, is the way civilizations end.” Greer estimates that it takes, on average, about 250 years for civilizations to decline and fall, and he finds no reason why modern civilization shouldn’t follow this “usual timeline.”