RITTATORE VONWILLER, Ferrante
(1919–1976)
   A protohistorian based in Florence, whose work contributed substantially toward knowledge of the Fiora Valley and the definition of the Final Bronze Age, through the term Protovillanovan.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • FIORA VALLEY (VAL DI FIORA) —    An important river valley in the territory of Vulci that was densely occupied in the Bronze Age, including the sites of Crostoletto di Lamone, Scarceta, and Sorgenti Della Nova, and contained a number of minor Etruscan settlements in the full… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • PROTOHISTORIAN —    The translation of the Italian term protostorico, given to scholars who study protohistory and whose work is accompanied by a distinctive outlook on the Etruscans, characterized by a more explicit interest in theory (including the importance… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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