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Nuragic Settlement Dynamics

Cezary Namirski
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272 pages, Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white. 10 tables, 451 figures
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This book presents findings on Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Nuragic settlement dynamics in two selected areas of the east coast of Sardinia, placing them in a wider context of Nuragic settlement in Sardinia and Central Mediterranean prehistory and protohistory. The research addresses the use of coastline, investigates the relationship between domestic and ritual sites, and provides a chronology of settlement. These issues are analysed using data gathered through a series of landscape surveys conducted in both study areas of the east coast of Sardinia, as well as Geographical Information Systems (GIS). The results demonstrate significant differences between the Nuragic settlement patterns, architecture, and distribution of ritual sites in different areas of the east coast, emphasising the need to study the Bronze Age and Early Iron Age settlement dynamics in Sardinia in their local context.

Cezary Namirski graduated with an MA degree and a PhD in archaeology from Durham University. He has participated in archaeological projects in Sardinia, including excavations in Barbagia di Seulo (2014) and Nuraghe Arrubiu (2017-2020). He published his first book (in Polish) about Nuragic Sardinia, Nuragiczna Sardynia, in 2016.

‘An important contribution to Nuragic literature which challenges traditional general (island-wide) models in favour of a regional perspective.’ Gary Webster, Docent in Archaeology

Table of Contents (S3016_Namirski_9781407357669_-_ToC.pdf, 267 Kb) [Download]

Introduction (S3016_Namirski_9781407357669_-_Introduction.pdf, 11,976 Kb) [Download]