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Saturday, September 28, 2013

Iron age

1200 BC

On the basis of the conclusions of a certain number of archaeologists, historians and linguists, this should be the first wave of the migrations of the Macedonians (aka Brigians) toward Asia Minor, which, unfortunately is not documented in the archaeological researches.

The second wave of migrations of the Macedonians (aka Brigians) is supposed in the period after the alleged Trojan war, when a considerable number of populations from Southeast Europe, settled in Asia Minor.
In this stage of migration the Macedonians were most probably not so numerous, as they did not influence the changes in the material culture of Troy VII b2 where the European migrants had settled.

This migration wave is mainly established on the basis of archaeological finds.
A very similar, almost identical pottery from the sites in Lower Macedonian to the pottery from Troy VII b 2 with a characteristic knobbed pottery in gray-black coloring and smooth surface from the same period, could serve as an evidence for these statements. Their origin was searched in middle Europe and was connected to the pottery of Gava type in Hungary, while their movements were traced from the Balkans to Asia Minor.

Most probably there was a third stage of migrations of the Macedonians proved by the changes found out in the north-west Greece and Epirus; a complete stop of life in the settlements belonging to the Macedonians in Bubushti, Vergina and Pateli, a sudden fall of the number of inhabitants in Vitsa, and a vacuum of finds in the Ohrid region.
These changes are supposed to have happened about 800-700 bc.

After those migrations from the Balkans the existence of the Macedonian (aka Phrygian) state in Asia Minor is confirmed. The occupation of the east Mediterranean area is in fact a migration of the majority of this ethic community from one geographic area to another.
The Asia Minor group of the Macedonians population had created a state of their own which had a great historic and cultural importance for the development of the east Mediterranean, and particularly for the fake Hellenic civilization.
The material culture of Macedonians, for example, the pottery production, shows some connections with the Balkan area, while the tumuli burials are considered to be of a direct European influence.

The appearance of the Macedonian painted pottery was certainly influenced by the east Anatolian pottery in the Alisar IV style, with elements of the flora and fauna, and the old Anatolian tradition." but also by the geometric matt-painted pottery from the Balkan Macedonian areas as a western element.

The Macedonian geometric painted pottery, which has a basic decoration from the both styles, 11 appears in the 8th century B.C. corresponding the last wave of the migrations of the Macedonians from the Balkans.
The third wave is also very well documented from an archaeological point of view, while the decline of the number of population and the desertion of the sites in south-west part of the Central Balkans is not explained until now.
Thus, we suppose that our theory corresponds to the last movements of the Macedonians from the Balkans to Asia Minor.
(The fact that in this period the ethnic community of the Macedonians occupies only enclaves scattered in a wider geographic areas on the Balkans, most probably because the majority of them had moved away from these areas, confirms our theory).


No sign of the postulated Indo-European (Aryan) invasion (1200 B.C.) is detected by genetic analysis.
There was not "Trojan War". No historical city of Troy existed anywhere.

The Greek Dark Age
There were not "Greek Dark Ages". It is incredible that a people as "intelligent as the Greeks" should have forgotten how to read and write once they had learned how to do so.

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