Constructing a Nuragic Locale: The Spatial Relationship between Tombs and Towers in Bronze Age Sardinia

  title={Constructing a Nuragic Locale: The Spatial Relationship between Tombs and Towers in Bronze Age Sardinia},
  author={Emma C Blake},
  journal={American Journal of Archaeology},
  pages={145 - 161}
  • E. Blake
  • Published 1 April 2001
  • History
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Sardinia's monumental tombs and settlement towers (nuraghi) are the most distinctive remnants of the island's Nuragic culture, spanning the early second millennium B.C. into the first millennium B.C. Studies of this period inevitably begin and end with the architecture, and these monuments serve as the primary evidence for reconstructing social and political organization, subsistence strategies, religion, and technology. Yet in each case the monuments are studied as isolated objects: there has… 

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