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  • MONTETOSTO AND MONTETOSTO ALTO —    A rich, “princely” grave close to the city of Caere in an area where Protovillanovan and Villanovan cemeteries have also been found. In other neighboring localities (Cerqua Petrosa, Costarella della Macchiozza, and Norcino), more… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • Narce — Faliscan Commanders Crested Helmet 8th century BCE, University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology …   Wikipedia

  • CAERE — (AGYLLA, CAISRA, CISRA, CERVETERI)    The key settlement of South Etruria, located six kilometers from the sea and linked to the ports of Pyrgi (by a monumental road), Alsium, and Punicum. Knowledge of its early origins has been supplemented by… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • CAOLINO —    A small (less than two hectares) Protovillanovan (Final Bronze Age) settlement in the Tolfa hills set on a lava outcrop. Related sites in the same area of the Tolfa hills include Allumiere, Castellina di Marangone, Cibona, Coste del Marano,… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • COSTE DEL MARANO —    The Protovillanovan (Final Bronze Age) settlement and single cremation tomb in the Tolfa hills. The site is also the location of a Late Bronze Age hoard: 140 objects of bronze, mainly intact (tenth or eleventh century BC). Related sites in the …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • 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

  • ORVIETO —    The Etruscan settlement of Velzna or Volsinii is placed on a well defined 80 to 85 hectare volcanic outcrop. The earliest occupation probably dates to the Middle Bronze Age (in Cannicella and S. Andrea) and occupation appears to have been… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • PIANELLO DI GENGA —    An important Final Bronze Age cemetery in the Marche region of Italy, unusually containing more than 1,000 cremations. This site is historically important as a type site for the material culture of the Final Bronze Age or Protovillanovan… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • POPULONIA —    An important major coastal city in North Etruria, indeed one of only two (with Pisa) major Etruscan cities directly on the coast, whose burial sequence has been par ticularly well explored, showing occupation from the Final Bronze Age into the …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • 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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