Dr Linda Hulin of OCMA interviewed on BBC 4's 'In Our Time',

17-06-2016 by Robyn Mason

Melvyn Bragg and guests (including Dr Linda Hulin, Fellow of Harris Manchester College and Research Officer at the Oxford Centre for Maritime Archaeology) discuss The Bronze Age Collapse, the name given by many historians to what appears to have been a sudden, uncontrolled destruction of dominant civilizations around 1200 BC in the Aegean, Eastern Mediterranean and Anatolia. Among other areas, there were great changes in Minoan Crete, Egypt, the Hittite Empire, Mycenaean Greece and Syria. The reasons for the changes, and the extent of those changes, are open to debate and include droughts, rebellions, the breakdown of trade as copper became less desirable, earthquakes, invasions, volcanoes and the mysterious Sea Peoples. 

Download the MP3 and listen to the podcast here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b07fl5bh

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