This episode is going to deal with a huge expanse of time, all the way from the first evidence of human habitation in Greece, to the start of the Bronze Age. From a dating perspective, this covers a time frame from somewhere between four and three hundred thousand BC, to just before three thousand BC. The aim here is to just give a brief overview of what was taking place in this period. We will look at the geography and climate of Greece before then moving into what the current evidence can tell us about what was happening in pre-historic times. We will look at periods of human migration, which would see new ideas and language enter into Greece and meld with the native population. This would see larger communities grow and more complex societies develop, advancing to a point where distinctive signs of civilisation would develop. To finish things off we will have a look at radio carbon dating, a method commonly used to date objects in history this far back. This will then bring us to a point where the Bronze Age develops – the topic of the next episode…


Below are some interesting links related to the episode, one being an article and images in relation to the Franchthi cave site, the other a video on radiocarbon dating.

7 thoughts on “01 Greece Before History”

  1. Long time supporter, and thought I’d drop a comment.

    Your wordpress site is very sleek – hope you don’t mind me asking what theme you’re using?
    (and don’t mind if I steal it? :P)

    I just launched my site –also built in wordpress like yours– but the theme slows (!) the site down quite a bit.

    In case you have a minute, you can find it by searching for “royal cbd” on Google (would appreciate any feedback) –
    it’s still in the works.

    Keep up the good work– and hope you all take care of yourself during the coronavirus scare!

    1. Hey Justin,

      Thanks for the feedback, I used Elementor to build the site and used a free theme from it once downloading the plug in. There are some great tutorials on youtube for using Elementor. The whole web page building thing was new to me, so a lot of trial and error was involved and i’m tweaking things as I go along all the time.

      Cheers,stay safe,

    2. Hi Mark. I’ve got no idea how I’ve stumbled upon this series but I’m so glad I did! I’ve never used any podcast platforms or even listened to any for that matter, but I love history and I’ve got an especially keen interest in ancient Greece. I’ve just finished the intro and episode one and just wanted to share my thoughts with you. I’m looking forward to delving into this series even further.

      1. Thanks Dominic, I hope you find the rest of the episodes enjoyable. There are many many more to still come too.

  2. Greetings! I’ve been following your website for a while now and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from
    New Caney Texas! Just wanted to say keep up the good job!

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