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Points: 56

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

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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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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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Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
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Reason: FF- Still hope to see Best's argument for this
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--> @zedvictor4
That is a valid point, but there are a couple of reasons I would disagree:
Firstly, Central Europe is relative, I would consider the Germanic peoples, the Alpine Celts, and the Yugoslav area to be included in my reference to "central Europe." (I should be more specific next debate I think.)
Secondly, the "Dorian invasion" (It was not actually Dorians, this was an etiological myth. In fact, it was more likely the Sea Peoples.) of Greece started with a naval invasion of the Peloponnese, something that Europeans with access to the Adriatic Sea would have no problem with.
Instigator
#25
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--> @christopher_best
Not a lot of sea in central Europe.
The central bit is a dead give away.
#24
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--> @oromagi
A classic saying, from Poor Richard's Almanac
Instigator
#23
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sea peoples freebies are the best kind of debate, I always say
#22
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--> @oromagi
Well....sh*t...
Instigator
#21
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Welp...
#20
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ouch that was fast. The dopplegangers are running in packs tonight. lock yer doors.
#19
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shock the monkey tonight
Contender
#18
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don't you know you've got to....
#17
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--> @shockthemonkey
We will have to see.
Instigator
#16
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there is no way to even verify most likely status its all a guess
Contender
#15
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--> @shockthemonkey
Anyways, glad to see this debate getting accepted. I'll get to work on a constructive.
Instigator
#14
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--> @shockthemonkey
Hence the title, "most likely"
Instigator
#13
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--> @christopher_best
Thank you
Contender
#12
#8
Criterion Pro Tie Con Points
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Reason:
im not feeling inspired enough to say anything right now. boy am i exhausted
#7
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Reason:
RFD in Comments
#6
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Reason:
NEVER DO THE DIRTY DODODOODODODEODEODODEODEODEOEWOGOIHWHWOIH
#5
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Reason:
Full forfeit
#4
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Reason:
Are we all going to say "Forfeit" in different ways? Well in that case...
Τίμημα
#3
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Reason:
Forfeiture.
#2
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Reason:
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#1
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Better arguments 3 points
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Reason:
FF