A descent group of Norchia, in the territory of Tarquinia. This family is most prominent in the late fourth and the full third centuries BC, where they can be traced over three generations, strongly tied to this small locality.

Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. .

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  • DESCENT GROUP —    The important constituent part of Etruscan social structure, which represented the family through time and was extensively celebrated in ancestral cults. Studies of burial groups may give an indication of the precise formation of the descent… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • NORCHIA —    A late Archaic settlement located on a tuff outcrop in South Etruria, with impressive Hellenistic monumental rockcut tombs, indicating a major prominence from the fourth century BC. The site was fortified along its unprotected south side in… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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