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Because of the lack of contemporary literary narrative materials describing the history, customs and beliefs of the people of the Aegean bronze Age, much of what scholars tell us is based on theoretical interpretation of artifacts.
Among these artifacts are examples of art pottery. Because they represent artistic manifestations of psychological attitudes and reactions to the artist’s environment, such pottery can help lead us to some possible conclusions about these ancient people. An artist who is actually engaged in the process of recapturing such artistic products may be able to reflect more accurately the psychological inner motivations of the original ancient artists than the theoretician. This is especially true if one assumes that people of all periods and times share common emotional characteristics ,which their artistic products exemplify in solid form. Recreating those forms allows the artist to enter into the mindset of the original artist, who first produced the work.
As a result of the above thoughts, V. Politakis presents
some theories he considers most likely to be true
as well as his own interpretations
about the period of the Aegean Bronze Age.