AGE OF WARRIORS
Classical archaeology is often centered on Roman and Greek civilizations, but can overlook other exciting, formative struggles. What were the earliest civilizations peopling the Italian peninsula in the first millennium BCE? This was an age of conflicts, battles, social change and dramatic events involving individuals and ethnic groups. It was an age of warriors and wars, weapons and armies, contending for the political and religious power of city-states, nations and territories. Among them, the Etruscan civilization was the one able to deeply influence the Roman and other Italic societies for several generations.