8th century bc (700s: religious architecture was very rudimentary. In the dark ages, cultified example of what religion is at this time. Culture agreed on deity to worship and the establishment of worship: greeks believed that gods need appropriate venues. Coming out of the dark ages, we see a resurgence of population ( disease, environmental change, warfare, mortality is low). Throughout the dark ages, population and culture gets back on their feet. People feel like they can move away from the higher up places and go down near the water. Part of this growth is from architecture: most of the religious rituals occurred in open air. Doesn"t seem to be a call for any huts. Presence of an altar, considered religious space: offerings small pots, offerings of figurines, vote of offerings , some religious activity occurring, designate space as a religious sanctuary giving human beings a religious focus.