Delicate Nucleation in Etruria

Author(s): Simon Stoddart

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "Ephemeral Aggregated Settlements: Fluidity, Failure or Resilience?" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Etruria, the urban landscape of first millennium BC central Italy, is renowned for its powerful stable urban places. This projection of power not only conceals the Rise of Rome, which profoundly affected these urban centres, but also the dynamism of the Etruscan urban landscape in the interstices between the metropoles. This paper will examine the delicate urbanism that occurred in the internal frontiers between the major centres. These centres had a different tempo and a tendency towards the polyfocal that differed greatly from the outwardly presented patterns of Etruscan nucleation. African ethnography and landscape archaeology will be deployed to aid the interpretation of this contrast, a contrast that many classicists have found difficult to understand or conceptualise.

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Delicate Nucleation in Etruria. Simon Stoddart. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450696)


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min long: -10.151; min lat: 29.459 ; max long: 42.847; max lat: 47.99 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23077