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Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities

Riva, C; (2015) Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities. In: Bell, S and Carpino, AA, (eds.) A Companion to the Etruscans. (pp. 87-104). Wiley Green open access

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Abstract

The origins of urbanism in Etruria and central Tyrrhenian Italy have been the concern of both Etruscology and the Roman School of Italian protohistory. This chapter draws a detailed picture of Etruscan urbanization and its accompanying rituals. It examines the evidence for these rituals and considers the scholarly history and the milestones that have occurred over the last 30 years. An emphasis on urban networks in Etruria parallels recent studies on Mediterranean urbanization and colonization that have been influenced by network thinking and the post colonial turn taking place in historical and social sciences over the last decade. Roman foundation rites involved the augurs, who determined the will of the gods through the observation of various natural phenomena. The chapter also examines early Iron Age intramural burials taking place at the physical boundaries of the city, the cemeteries, where burial practices became increasingly elaborate in the course of eighth century.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Urbanization and Foundation Rites: The Material Culture of Rituals at the Heart and the Margins of Etruscan Early Cities
ISBN-13: 9781118352748
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1002/9781118354933.ch7
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118354933.ch7
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: colonization, Etruscans, Etruscology, Iron Age, material culture, ritual foundations, urbanization
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH
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UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS > Institute of Archaeology > Institute of Archaeology Gordon Square
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10108885
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