Because of its strategic location the Troad was from the Early Bronze Age to the Archaic Period confronted with the many differents immigrations. The transition to the Early Iron Age took place around 1130 BC. During this short transition period, former traditions were maintained while new elements emerged at the same time. Most scholars agreed that the settlement transformed into another local culture. However, this settlement was also brought to an end by destruction later on, the Early Iron Age, Troy VIIb2 and VIIb3 under influence of the Balkans lasted from 1150 BC to 950 BC. The archaeological evidence shows,nthat these two different cultures lived in peace on the Troad. During the Archaic period, the Greeks arrived in the region. According to Herodot and Strabon, the Greeks also had a process of acculturation with the local cultures.