1. Generally, peoples who wrought destruction without settling are peoples who have no need of somewhere to settle. An argument which flies in the face of the conventional paradigm. Egypt, Assyria, and Hatti are nations which have wrought destruction and find no need to settle on the ruins. Did the Sea Peoples truely have no use for Ugarit? Or, have we misunderstood the role of these so-called Sea Peoples?
2. The first appearance of datable finds of monochrome ware in the Levant appear to be subsequent to the end of the 20th Dynasty, circa. 1130-20 BCE? If the destructions truely are to be dated to ca. 1175 BCE, then where did the conquerors go for nearly a half-century?
You are touching here two hot potatoes to swallow that indeed need clarification! I think it would make a good book to sort this out.
Chris. You write: I was referring to the statements in the article that the pre-destruction site was characterised by "a large variety of Mycenean (Late Helladic IIIB), local Late Helladic IIIC Early ... more
Re: Sea People destruction? Ian Onvlee,Thu May 24 07:59