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The landscape and environment of Etruria

Perkins, Phil (2017). The landscape and environment of Etruria. In: Naso, Alessandro ed. Etruscology. Berlin: De Gruyter, pp. 1239–1250.

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Abstract

Etruria, homeland of the Etruscans, lies on the western coast of Italy to the north of Rome between the Tiber and the Arno rivers. This hilly region is defined by its low-lying coast and the rugged Apennine mountains to the north and east. Since the Etruscan period the sea level is little changed but there has been significant soil erosion modifying the hills and valleys. The climate in the Etruscan period was similar to today's but human action has modified the vegetation cover. To conclude, the major landscape zones of Etruria are briefly described.

Item Type: Book Section
Copyright Holders: 2017 Walter de Gruyter GmbH
ISBN: 1-934078-49-2, 978-1-934078-49-5
Extra Information: eBook Package Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies 2017
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Keywords: Etruscans; Etruria; Landscape; geology; mountain; river; drainage basin; enviroment; vegetation history
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities > Classical Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Arts and Humanities
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Item ID: 50741
Depositing User: Phil Perkins
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2017 13:29
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 22:20
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/50741
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