The early Iron Age of Etruria, dating from approximately 950 to 750 BC (using adjustments of dendrochronology to traditional dates). The phase is principally characterized by cremation burial, the use of impasto pottery, particularly the biconical urn, and incised geometrical decoration.

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  • IRON AGE —    The period of iron using that starts in approximately 950 BC (following recent adjustments using dendrochronology) and encompasses the full Etruscan period, although these later periods are generally given other names: Orientalizing, Archaic,… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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