Thus far, we’ve been focused on the polities of the Bronze Age Aegean. During the last centuries of the second millennium BC this civilization collapsed. The subsequent Greek city-states (ca. 750 BC) looked very different than their Bronze Age predecessors. What was the nature of the collapse and how were institutions / lifeways preserved across the gulf of the Iron Age? What elements of Bronze age society are present in the newly formulated city-states of the Archaic Period? What elements were rejected or reformulated?