The Villanovan culture around Bologna

Today I accompanied a group on a day tour to “Terra dei Villanoviani. Do you know who the Villanovans are?
The Villanovan culture is the expression of an ancient Italian population which some experts believe to be precursors of the Etruscans, while others in more recent studies hold it be an autochthonous population, though strongly influenced by Etruscan culture. For sure the Villanovan culture was the earliest Iron Age culture of central and northern Italy.
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