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The Missing Link? Sardinia, Corsica and Italy and their Connections in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age

Author(s): Jeremy Hayne

Year: 2017

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The late Bronze and early Iron Age were periods of population movement and change and recent scholarship has highlighted the multi-directional interactions and networks involving the various communities across the whole of the west Mediterranean, as opposed to more static core-periphery models. In Sardinia, for example, this has emphasised the binary relationships between Phoenicians and the local Nuragic communities. With a greater awareness of local networks and connections the regional differences in the island have become more apparent that has come under scrutiny is between Sardinia and central Italy, where scholars have convincingly argued for the active role of Sardinia in these exchanges. However, despite being part of the route between the two locations the role of Corsica remains less well understood. How far did it play a part in the exchanges and how far can ‘network thinking’ help explain the dynamics of the interactions in this area of the Mediterranean? This paper focuses on the exchanges between north Sardinia and the Italian peninsula, specifically examining the role that Corsica may have played in them, examining the local connectivities at the start of the 1st Millennium BC.

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The Missing Link? Sardinia, Corsica and Italy and their Connections in the Late Bronze and Early Iron Age. Jeremy Hayne. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431742)


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min long: -11.074; min lat: 37.44 ; max long: 50.098; max lat: 70.845 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16776

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America