- MIDDLE BRONZE AGE (BRONZO MEDIO)
- The middle phase of the Bronze Age dating in central Italy under revised chronology in the light of dendrochronology from 1600 to 1300 BC. In part of this period, the Etruscans produced classically decorated Apennine pottery (comprising incised curvilinear decoration, often with white infill). The settlements were made up of small villages based on a mixed agriculture, where there was probably seasonal movement between the permanent coastal sites and high pastures in the Apennines.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.