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Villanova Culture


Definition: The Villanova Culture is the name given to the early Iron Age predessors of the great Etruscan civilization, living in northern Italy between about 1100-700 BC. Related to the Hallstatt and Urnfield cultures, the Villanovan villages such as Veii eventually developed into Etruscan settlements.

This glossary entry is part of the Dictionary of Archaeology. Sources for the term include the references listed on the front page of the Dictionary, and the websites listed in the sidebar.

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