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Dating the Dark Age

In this series of articles, Dr Matthew Lloyd looks at how the chronology of the Early Iron Age or “Dark Age” of Greece has been constructed, and how new radiocarbon dates suggest a radical revision of that chronology.

Dating the Dark Age, part I

Dating the Dark Age, part I

The relative chronology of Early Iron Age Greece

Our understanding of the ancient world depends on its chronology – the order in which events happened and the time elapsed in between them. In this series of articles, Matthew will look at how the chronology of the Early Iron Age or “Dark Age” of Greece has been constructed, and new radiocarbon dates that suggest a radical revision of that chronology.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

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