Comparisons of Ancient Greek Timelines

The Moschophoros

This article contains a collection of information that compares the dates of ancient Greek timelines from various sources on the internet. As of now, 20 different sources have been used in this article. This article establishes that there are a variety of dates offered for ancient Greek time periods.

My question is; are any of these dates correct?

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Paleolithic

There are 3 dates for the Paleolithic that I found in the 20 links. There are 2 different datings out of the 3 dates. The dates are as follows;

c.398,000-11,000BC – (8)

c.398,000-11,000BC – (1)

70,000-15,000 – (10)

Mesolithic

There are 4 dates for the Mesolithic that I found in the 20 links. There are 3 different datings out of the 4 dates. The dates are as follows;

15,000-6,000 – (10)

c.10,000-7,000BC – (1)

c.10,000-7,000BC – (8)

8,300-7000 – (15)

Neolithic

There are 14 dates for the Neolithic that I found in the 20 links. There are 8 different datings out of the 14 dates. The dates are as follows;

c.7000-3000BC – (1)

c.7000-3000BC – (8)

7000-3000 – (15)

c.7000-3000 – (20)

7000-1100 – (17)

6800-3200 – (2b)

c.6500-2900 – (5)

6000-3200 – (14)

6000-2900 – (2a)

6000-2900 – (4)

6000-2900 – (13)

6000-2900 – (16)

6000-2800 – (10)

before 3500 – (9)

Bronze Age

There are 13 dates for the Bronze Age that I found in the 20 links. There are 10 different datings out of the 13 dates. The dates are as follows;

3500-1100 – (9)

c.3300-1150BC – (1)

c.3300-1150BC – (8)

3200-1100 – (14)

3200-1050 – (19)

3000-1200 – (20)

3000-1100 – (11)

3000-1100 – (15)

2900-2000 – (4) – Early BA

2900-2000 – (5)

2900-1100 – (13)

2800-1100 – (10)

2800-1050 – (2b)

Cycladic

There are 5 dates for the Cycladic that I found in the 20 links. There are 3 different datings out of the 5 dates. The dates are as follows;

c.3300-2000BC – (1)

c.3300-2000BC – (8)

3300-c.2000BC – (19)

3200-1100 – (16)

c.3200-1050BC – (17)

Minoan

There are 11 dates for the Minoan that I found in the 20 links. There are 9 different datings out of the 11 dates. The dates are as follows;

3650-1170 – (19)

3500-1450 – (9)

3000-1400 – (12)

c.3000-1400 – (17)

3000-1000 – (2b)

c.2600-1200 – (1)

c.2600-1200 – (8)

c.2500-? – starts (5)

2200-1500 – (16)

2000-1400 – (2a)

2000-1400 – (4)

Helladic

There are 5 dates for the Helladic that I found in the 20 links. There are 5 different datings out of the 5 dates. The dates are as follows;

c.3200/3100-2000/1900BC – (17)

c.3200-1050 – (18)

c.3000-1200 – (20)

c.2800-1600 – (8)

c.2600-1200 – (1)

Mycenaean

There are 9 dates for the Mycenaean that I found in the 20 links. There are 6 different datings out of the 9 dates. The dates are as follows;

1900-1100 – (16)

600-1100 – (2a) – article says 600-1100BC, I think that is a typo and they meant 1600. Considering (4), they may have the dates backwards, but I’m keeping it saying 600-1100BC because that’s what the site says. Given all the dates here, (2a) might mean 1600-1100 or 1100-600.

c.1600-1100 – (1)

c.1600-1100 – (8)

1600-1100 – (12)

c.1600-1100 – (17)

1400-1225 – (10)

1300-1000 – (15)

1100-600BC – (4)

Dark Ages

There are 16 dates for the Dark Ages that I found in the 20 links. There are 9 different datings out of the 16 dates. The dates are as follows;

c.1200-800 – (12)

1200-750BC – (7)

1194-850 – (6)

1100-900 – (20)

1100-800 – (11)

1100-800 – (13)

1100-800 – (16)

1100-800 – (17)

1100-700 – (15)

1100-750BC – (2a)

1100-750BC – (4)

1100-750 – (9)

1100-750 – (13)

c.1100-700BC – (1)

c.1100-700BC – (8)

~825-706 – (10)

Archaic Period

There are 18 dates for the Archaic Period that I found in the 20 links. There are 7 different datings out of the 18 dates. The dates are as follows;

800-500 – (11)

800-500 – (14)

800-480 – (3)

800-480 – (12)

800-480 – (16)

776-480 – (17)

776-347 – (6)

750-500 – (2a)

750-500 – (4)

750-500 – (5)

750-500 – (13)

750-480 – (2b)

750-480 – (9)

c.700-480BC – (1)

c.700-480BC – (8)

700-480 – (15)

700-480 – (20)

600-479 – (10)

Classical Period

There are 17 dates for the Classical Period that I found in the 20 links. There are 4 different datings out of the 17 dates. The dates are as follows;

500-336 – (2a)

500-336 – (4)

500-336 – (13)

500-323 – (2b)

500-323 – (5)

500-323 – (11)

500-323 – (14)

5th-4th cc. – (17)

480-323BC – (1)

480-323BC – (3)

480-323BC – (8)

480-323BC – (9)

480-323BC – (12)

480-323BC – (15)

480-323BC – (16)

480-323 – (20)

479-323BC – (10)

Hellenistic Period

There are 14 dates for Hellenistic Period that I found in the 20 links. There are 7 different datings out of the 14 dates. The dates are as follows;

338-323 – (6)

336-146 – (2a)

336-146 – (4)

336-146 – (13)

330-30BC – (11)

326-146 – (20)

323-146BC – (3)

323-146BC – (12)

323-31BC – (5)

323-31BC – (17)

323-30BC – (1)

323-30BC – (8)

323-30BC – (9)

323-30BC – (15)

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Please email me or comment if you have relevant information that I can add this article.

Thank you for reading.

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References;

(1) – https://www.ancient-greece.org/history/overview.html

(2) – http://www.ancientgreece.com/s/History/

(3) – https://www.ducksters.com/history/ancient_greek_timeline.php

(4) – https://www.greekboston.com/culture/ancient-history/time-periods/

(5) – http://www.socialstudiesforkids.com/articles/worldhistory/ancientgreecetimeline.htm

(6) – https://thehistoryjunkie.com/ancient-greece-timeline/

(7) – https://www.preceden.com/timelines/46604-ancient-greece

(8) – https://greeklandscapes.com/history-of-greece-a-short-one-for-travelers/#Timeline_Eras

(9) – https://people.umass.edu/dfleming/english704-timeline.html

(10) – https://www.people.ku.edu/~jyounger/grkhstchronanc.html

(11) – http://www.thelatinlibrary.com/imperialism/notes/greekchron.html

(12) – https://studylib.net/doc/8801255/timeline-of-ancient-greece

(13) – http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/history/history5b.htm

(14) – http://www.holoka.com/pdf-files/hist_323_lect.pdf

(15) – https://www.ancient-greece.org/resources/timeline.html

(16) – https://www.ancient.eu/timeline/greece/

(17) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Greece

(18) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helladic_chronology

(19) – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aegean_civilization

(20) – http://www.istad.org/squid/timeline.html

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