Read the Commentary for Chapter 2.
Familiarize yourself with the maps of the Peloponnese and the Aegean Sea, paying particular attention to the locations of Mycenae and Troy.
For a solid overview of the early history of archaeology in the Aegean, consult the following link: http://www.projectsx.dartmouth.edu/history/bronze_age/. 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/
Investigate the historical evidence for the historicity of the Trojan War through the following link: http://devlab.dartmouth.edu/history/bronze_age/lessons/27.html
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.