B A B E S C H Annual Papers on Mediterranean Archaeology

Jeremy Mark Hayne
Interazioni e mutamenti tra la prima e la seconda età del Ferro nella Sardegna centrale

After the flowering of the Nuragic culture in the early Iron Age the island of Sardinia seems to lose its Nuragic identity with the progress of the 1st millennium BC; it is generally considered that at the end of the early Iron Age the Nuragic culture undergoes some form of crisis. Whilst it is agreed that important changes took place in the local Nuragic communities during the first centuries of the first millennium, a reading is proposed here according to which not enough attention has been paid to the continuity of local practices in the subsequent later Iron Age. Using central/north Sardinia as an example this paper examines the evidence of continuity, highlighting the continuous contact in the subsequent later Iron Age between local communities and the Greek and Etruscan ones. Although changes did take place at the end of the early Iron Age, it is stressed that the cultural identities and traditions continued to the late-1st millennium BC, with real change only registering during the Roman Imperial period. For this reason the traditional periodization is not very appropriate when talking about the local Sardinian communities.

Article in volume 92, 2017, pages 23-36

The other articles in volume 92, 2017

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Enrico Giovanelli
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Denise Demetriou
Beyond Polis Religion: Religious Practices in the Cosmopolitan Emporion of Naukratisview the abstract

F. Muscolino
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Marcella Pisani
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M.F. Rönnberg
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Graham Cuvelier
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L. Bouke van der Meer
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Tamara M. Dijkstra, Jan Zacharias van Rookhuijzen, Sjoukje M. Kamphorst
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Helke Kammerer-Grothaus
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