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It is a fascinating period, of which I know little and am still unclear who the "Sea People" were, considering how much of the "global" economy was based on societies that were maritime (Minoans, Egyptians, Mycenaeans etc..).

It seems that when civilizations thrived (at any point in history), international trade was extensive (and jobs must have been plentiful) and when they collapsed, international trade shrunk extensively and the "dark ages" came about. There is an important correlation there that, in my opinion, is not often studied.

John Pepple

The author said scholars today aren't sure who the Sea Peoples were, though he offered several suggestions.

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