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Sicily from Aeneas to AugustusNew Approaches in Archaeology and History$
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Christopher J. Smith and John Serrati

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780748613670

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.001.0001

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Indigenous Society between the Ninth and Sixth Centuries BC: territorial, urban and social evolution

Indigenous Society between the Ninth and Sixth Centuries BC: territorial, urban and social evolution

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(p.15) 3 Indigenous Society between the Ninth and Sixth Centuries BC: territorial, urban and social evolution
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Sicily from Aeneas to Augustus
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Leighton Robert

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613670.003.0003

Ethnicity, acculturation, and relationships between Greeks and indigenous people feature prominently in the late prehistoric and early historical periods in Sicily. The discussion usually begins with the early Iron Age, followed by the Finocchito period in eastern Sicily after a large indigenous site in the Hyblaean hills, typified by the persistence of local traditions, albeit influenced by contacts with nearby Greek colonies that were still at an early stage of development. This chapter begins with a brief review of chronology and recent attempts to define early Iron Age society, followed by a sketch of the shifting balance between territories variously within the orbit of Greek colonies, and concludes with settlement and urban structures. The identifiable patterns reinforce the conclusion, likewise emerging from complementary lines of inquiry, that indigenous communities, especially those further inland, maintained their traditions for longer than has been recognised.

Keywords:   ethnicity, acculturation, relationships, Greeks, indigenous people, Sicily, Iron Age, Finocchito period, settlement, urban structure

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