One interesting case study is Sir Arthur Evans, the original excavator and “restorer” of the Minoan palace of Knossos on Crete.
The whole plan bears more than a superficial resemblance to those of Cretan palaces in the later Minoan period.
Its date is that of the close of the Minoan period, namely 1600 b.c.
The dates assigned by archaeologists to the different periods of Mycenaean and Minoan art must be regarded as merely approximate.
To him is attributed the founding of the great Minoan civilization.
The same is true, though to a less extent, of Mycenean and some Minoan wares, for the gean traders exported oil and wine.
The latest discoveries in Minoan graves in Crete exhibit tools of bronze.
I propose, therefore, to examine some of these pedigrees, and will choose those of undoubted Minoan origin.
Gaza also had "her Minoan traditions and the cult of the Cretan Zeus."
All these vases are specifically and definitely Mycenaean, or rather, following the new terminology, Minoan.
1894, from Minos, famous king of Crete; applied by British archaeologist Sir Arthur Evans to the civilization that flourished there c.3000-1400 B.C.E.