I agree that societies are not all peace or all war – certainly, they are a mixed bag of trying and forgiving times. I also think what was depicted on the outside of these pots is a large indicator of what these societies valued. Another example I considered is the architecture from both societies – the Minoan culture seemed to have more carefully, artistically constructed buildings while the Mycenaean seemed to have more based on protection. There was also more weaponry found at the Mycenaean site. I like how you brought in an example from another culture in order to support your theory.
Thank you for your response.