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8000 BCE, Mesolithic Period (8300-7000). Earliest evidence of burials found in
Franchthi Cave in the Argolid,
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Following a period of sporadic incursions and large movements of people, demographic and economic changes in the eighth century B.C. lead to overseas ...
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2800 BC: domed tombs in Crete (Minoan civilization) 2200 BC: Indo-European
people (Acheans) invade
3000 B.C.. The first major civilization in the region begins on the island of Crete. Its people, known as Minoans, live peacefully in big cities, trade with other ...
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