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The mystery "Sea Peoples" of the late Bronze Age were most likely Central/Northern Europeans.

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With 8 votes and 56 points ahead, the winner is ...

MisterChris
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Context: The fall of the Bronze Age is regarded by historians as the most catastrophic event in human history. With the attacks of the Sea Peoples, the great Bronze Age empires fell one by one. The Hittites, the Levant, and Greece felt their wrath. Even still, the great Sea Peoples are a complete historical mystery. Conjecture as to their identity has ranged from Greeks themselves (fighting other cultures then turning on eachother and destroying themselves, launching them into a Dark Age) to the ancestors of the Vikings. However, I posit that the Sea Peoples were most likely central Europeans.

I affirm this resolution. By accepting, you are negating.

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R2-4- Fluid attack/defense. No set structure here.

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Round 1
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It stinks that my opponent has immediately been banned upon joining the site, I was looking forward to the debate. I'll have to make another one of these sometime.

Anyways, I guess I just need to give a singular reason to vote Aff.

In that case, recent archaeological findings have shown that the Philistines of the late Bronze Age have European decent. For example, according to Prof. Peter Fischer,
‘We have, for instance, found pottery resembling corresponding items from Greece and Cyprus in terms of form and decoration, and also cylindrical loom weights for textile production that could be found in central and south-east Europe around the same time.
Since central Europe is the start place according to this archaeological record, this supports the theory that the central Europeans (Philistines) swept through Greece and Cyprus and worked their way to Jordan, meaning that the Sea Peoples can be traced back to central Europe. 
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Round 2
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Extend.
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Round 3
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Extendith
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