Gli Enotri fra epilogo dell’età del Bronzo e primordi dell’età del Ferro nella Sibaritide

Translated title of the contribution: The Enotrians between the end of the Bronze Age and the start of the Iron Age in the Sibaritide

Francesca Ippolito*, Martijn van Leusen

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With the aim of constructing a material cultural framework for the Sibaritide basin (northern Calabria, Italy) be-tween the end of the Bronze Age and the beginning of the Iron Age, the Groningen Institute of Archeology is con-ducting systematic investigations at three sites characterized by the coexistence of local pottery productions and ceramic classes that refer to Aegean productions: Monte San Nicola at Civita, Damale (site RB228) at Cerchiara di Calabria, and Timpone delle Fave at Frascineto. These sites, identified during the Raganello Archaeological Project field surveys, are located on the foothill belt between the Sibari plain and the mountainous hinterland. The material culture that is emerging from the ongoing excavations shows cultural traits relating to mechanisms of sharing, assimilation and hybridization of Aegean traditions by local groups. Our analysis of this cultural in-teraction intends to illustrate how Oenotrian cultural characteristics were maintained or lost, thus capturing the results of the first dynamics of interaction that were to give rise to the more developed Oenotrian society of subse-quent centuries.
Translated title of the contributionThe Enotrians between the end of the Bronze Age and the start of the Iron Age in the Sibaritide
Original languageItalian
Title of host publicationOinotria: tra il Tirreno e lo Ionio. Nuovi dati dai territori
Subtitle of host publicationNuovi dati dai territori
Publisher Basilicata University Press
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 8-Oct-2022


  • Sibaritide (northern Calabria)
  • cultural interactions
  • Aegean pottery
  • material culture
  • Final Bronze Age-Early Iron Age

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