Website 3.1: The Iklaina Tablet
Website 3.2: Linear B
This site, which provides a list of the Linear B signs, is run by an engineer whose hobby is ancient scripts. (Michael Ventris, an architect, was also an amateur.)
Website 3.3: Investigate the Uluburun shipwreck yourself -- an interactive website
Explore the wreck. Study the artifacts. Compare what you find with information you glean from other ancient sites. What do you conclude and why? Do you agree with the suggestions in the text?
1. Where was the ship built?
2. What was the home port of the ship?
3. Where was the ship going?
4. Who was on board the ship? What were their occupations and where
were they from?
5. Where did the trade items on the ship come from?
6. What type of trade was taking place? Was this a royal cargo or
individual merchants trading?
7. What can this ship and the commodities on it tellus about
8. Was this an established trade route?
9. When did the ship sink?
10. What do the items on this ship tell us about the cultures around the
Mediterranean at this time?
Map 3: Bronze Age: Mycenaen Greece (page 53)
Blank Map 3 (page 357)