The current focus on archaeological DNA research seems to have captured public attention regarding Europe, Eurasia…just about everywhere. Significant news on material cultures seems to have diminished in recent months. I don’t know why, as I haven’t changed my feeds, yet the recent news stream seems less significant. But, I have found something that captures my imagination and meshes with the DNA news centered on those Steppes Horsemen. This superb essay in Ancient Origins (dated today) examines pre-Roman Italy and reflects the chaos going on elsewhere, but it seems more understandable when contained within the coasts of the Italian boot of land. As with any Ancient Origins essay, be sure to open the links which allow you to drill down conveniently into sub-topics.
Here are some mentioned cultures which don’t have links:
Gaudo Culture 3150-2300 BC
Polada Culture 2200 to 1500 BC.
Terramare Culture 1,700 to 1,150 BC.
Proto-Villanovan Culture 1200 to 1000 BC
Villanovan Culture 900 to 700 BC
Urnfield culture 1300 BC – 750 BC
Nuragic Civilization 18th century BCE (Bronze Age) to 238 BCE
Etruscan Civilization 900 BC–27 BC
Thanks for visiting,
R. E. J. Burke