Who were the Greeks? New insights from Linguistics and Genetics

King’s College’s Runciman Lecture 2016 The ‘Coming of the Greeks’ was often placed in the so-called ‘Dark Ages’ around 1000 BC, until the decipherment of the Minoan Linear B script showed that the Mycenaeans were speaking a form of the Greek language some 500 years earlier. The earlier prehistory of the population of Greece remains controversial. The lecture will seek to review the fresh evidence made available by archaeology, by […]