Read the commentary for Chapter 2.
Familiarize yourself with the maps of the Peloponnese and the Aegean Sea, paying particular attention to the location of Mycenae and Troy.
For a solid overview of the early history of archaeology in the
Aegean, consult the following link: http://www.lfc.edu/academics/greece/BrzAgeHome.html
Explore the visual tours of Bronze Age sites and click on Minoan Civilization and Mycenaean Civilization to learn more about these periods.
Learn about the work of Sir Arthur Evan and the archaeological finds of Minoan Crete through the following link: http://www.dilos.com/region/crete/evans.html
Explore the work and contributions of Heinrich Schliemann through
the following link: http://www.utexas.
edu/courses/wilson/ant304/biography/arybios97/kingbio.html. Investigate especially the section entitled, "His Great Contribution to Archaeology and Its Inherent Weakness."
Investigate the historical evidence for the historicity of the
Trojan War through the following link:
If you wish to read about the current archaeological work going on at Troy, go to the following link: http://classics.uc.edu/troy/eng/info.html
Read The Discovery of the Greek Bronze Age by J. Lesley Fitton which contains a admirable survey of the excavations.
Enjoy the biography of Sir Arthur Evans entitled Minotaur: Sir Arthur Evans and the Archaeology of the Minoan Myth, by Joseph Alexander MacGillivray.
Consult In Search of the Trojan War by Michael Wood. The updated version remains one of the best surveys of the archaeologists, the excavations, and the various interpretations of the evidence.