Bronze Statuettes from Sardinia c

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Muwatullis paid the Karkisa to protect this man from his own brothers. They made yearly attacks on the King of Alasiya and his lands by sea, and did so effectively, and so were considered pirates in this way. This Libyan king brought with him a large army, which included the Lukka people.

The geographical location of the Karkisa people is based on their relation to the land of the Lukka. In this same prayer, the Lukka are said to be attacking the Hatti land, along with other peoples, and to be destroying it.

In both the Bulletin and the Poem about the battle of Kadesh, the Karkisa are mentioned as a tribe that has joined forces with the Hittites. The Denyen and other Sea Peoples return to the Levant as a counter migration. The Lukka had their own language, which probably was a descendant of Luwian and related to Hittite, with some Greek influence in the letter forms and sound. Stripped of vowels so that it can be compared to the stripped Egyptian spelling. Herodotus places these peoples in Lydia.

From Pritchard, a translation is given of a Hittite prayer. These Hittite texts state that the Lukka are sea-goers. In their settlements on the Anatolian coast, the Achaeans were neighbors of the Lukka, and they might have allied with Lukka in various ventures. These letters ask for Egyptian aid, and were also written to re-assure Akhenaton that they were not siding with these Lukka people.

The ships are steered by a large paddle. They, along with the Peleset, were a major group depicted in the reliefs at Medinet Habu, portraying the battle. The reproduction is based on some bronze statuettes of Nuragic warriors dated not earlier than the Final Bronze Age. He also captured some Sherden and Weshesh of the sea and settled them in Egypt.

In this relief from Medinet

The third theory that suggest the Denyen origins come from Canaan. In this relief from Medinet Habu the Peleset or Denyen are represented with a medium size round shiled with several embossed elements on its surface.

The Biblical data shows that at a certain stage of its settlement the Tribe of Dan was very close to the People of the Sea. The name Karkisa appears only in lists and no particular detail is given to the tribe. Shortly after, many would have gone farther south to Crete. Stern believes this is evidence of a Tjelkker, which he calls Sikel, settlement.

Accordingly, the Sherden were considered to be on their way from their original home in Lydia to their later home in Sardinia at the time of the upheavals of the Sea Peoples. He is bearded and wears a strange cap which remind even if un-crested some of the late Achaean helmets depicted on pottery as for instance on the side B of the famous warriors vase. The other Sea Peoples are generally thought to have originated in the Aegean, in the case of the Peleset, or in Anatolia, in the case of many of the other Sea Peoples tribes. In this document a total of dead Teresh are accounted.

The third theory that suggest

Its members were outstanding seamen who had special connection with sun worship. They also suggest that the Sherden are probably the ones only represented with the horned helmets but incorporating the central disk or knob. Interesting representation of a Peleset killed by an Egyptian warrior in the Medinet Habu temple relief. Sandars, believe that the Shekelesh came from southeast Sicily.