The Greeks, or, more specifically, the Achaeans. Encountered the Near East on the western shore of Anatolia.
Syro-Palestinian. Semi-nomadic social outcasts, term means "robber/vagabond," Idrimi hung out with them while he was wandering near Canaan.
Area in northern Anatolia near Black Sea. Portrayed as wild and aggressive tribesmen attacking Hittite cities, taking them out of gov't control.
Original occupants of Anatolia, Hittitie territory. NOT HITTITE ANCESTORS. Never had written language - only spoke Hattic. Eventually merged with/were replaced by Hittites as they moved in.
Possibly Libyans, according to Ramesses III: "Peleset, Tjeker, Shekelesh, Denyen, Weshesh"
Semi-nomadic people in Syria, became important militarily and politically later. Raided Assyria's ****.
Settled/took over fertile crescent (up to the Egyptian border) area after Sea Peoples ***ed *** up.
Tribal organization, settled along the Euphrates (Mesopotamia) and in the south. Took political power from the Kassites eventually.
Maurading nomads that raided Babylonia's **** from somewhere north. Also eventually overran Phrygia.
Became major power in west Anatolia when Phyrgians were weakened by Assyrians. invented coinage
Nothern nomadic group that generally roamed around ***ing *** up throughout the entire Near East. Dominated Medes, constantly fighting Assyria/Anatolia.
Replaced the Urartians by the 6th century BCE, making the region part of the Persian empire.
East of the river Jordan, above Moab. Contributed some troops to fight Shalmaneser III when he crossed the Euphrates.
Southern Anatolia/Northwestern Syria. Used same Hittite hieroglyphs. Rulers tended to claim descendence from old Hittite state. Controlled east-west trade routes and mining areas, thus $$$.