Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC

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2.1.5. Castro Culture
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A. Distribution area

[German source]

The term Castro Culture (Spanish cultura castreña, Portuguese cultura castreja, Galician cultura castrexa, Asturian cultura castriega) is applied to a number of regional groups of the LBA and IA in the northwestern Iberian Peninsula. The name refers to the typical settlement form of this region: the  castro, a fortified hilltop settlement with a number of specific architectural characteristics [1]; [6]; [13] (for criticism of this c…

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Brandherm, Dirk, “2.1.5. Castro Culture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements II - Volume 9 : The Early Mediterranean World, 1200–600 BC, English edition by John N. Dillon; Translated by Duncan A. Smart (2018). Original German-language edition: Frühgeschichte der Mittelmeerkulturen: Historisch-archäologisches Handbuch. Herausgegeben von Anna-Maria Wittke. Serie: Der Neue Pauly Supplemente 2. Staffel, herausgegeben von Manfred Landfester und Helmuth Schneider, vol. 10. Stuttgart, Germany. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH (2015). Consulted online on 26 May 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-3418_bnps9_COM_005303>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180517



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