Telling Stories: The Mycenaean Origins of the Philistines

  title={Telling Stories: The Mycenaean Origins of the Philistines},
  author={Guy D. Middleton},
  journal={Oxford Journal of Archaeology},
  • G. Middleton
  • Published 1 February 2015
  • History
  • Oxford Journal of Archaeology
Summary The story of the Philistines as Mycenaean or Aegean migrants, refugees who fled the Aegean after the collapse of the palace societies c.1200 BC, bringing an Aegean culture and practices to the Eastern Mediterranean, is well known. Accepted as essentially true by some, yet rejected as little more than a modern myth by others, the migration narrative retains a central place in the archaeology and historiography of the Eastern Mediterranean in the Late Bronze Age/Early Iron Age (LBA… 

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