Veli Köse

Hacettepe University, Department of Archaeology

Keywords: Mycenaean, acculturation, Lycia, migration, culture


On the basis of archaeological data, it is suggested in this study that Mycenaean migration fl ows to Anatolia, of the kind proposed in ancient sources and by some researchers, did not actually occur. As an example, when the material culture of the Lycians under the Persian rule was examined and the results were analysed, it could be seen that although the two civilisations are of diff erent periods and had diff erent interactions, the infl uencing and the infl uenced cultures exhibit similar political, sociological and economic behaviors and characteristics. Therefore, it is proposed that this cultural infl uence is correlated to a process and degree of acculturation.