A final Bronze Age burial complex in the Fiora Valley area of southern Etruria with mixed funerary rites that also comprised large walled constructions and perhaps a settlement. The site has been used as evidence for social complexity in the Final Bronze Age, suggesting that there was already some difference of status among individuals even at this early stage. Other contemporary settlements in the Fiora Valley area include Scarceta and Sorgenti della Nova.

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  • FINAL BRONZE AGE —    The final phase of the Bronze Age dating between approximately 1175 and 925 BC (using latest adjustments from dendrochronology), also known as the Protovillanovan in central Italy. Settlements were of village dimensions, ranging from one to 15 …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • 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

  • SCARCETA —    An important six hectare Recent and Final Bronze Age settlement site (fourteenth to tenth century BC) on the right bank of the Fiora River in Tuscany that has revealed evidence of metalworking (small tools and small ingots, waste products),… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • SORGENTI DELLA NOVA —    An important Final Bronze Age site of some 15 hectares in the Fiora Valley that has been extensively excavated. Medieval occupation initially made interpretation difficult, but the settlement now provides one of the most extensive statements… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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