The Etruscan networks in southern Gaul


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By Eric Gailledrat, research director at the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) UMR5140-Archaeology of Mediterranean Societies (Montpellier)

This conference focuses on the role played by the Etruscans during the Iron Age in southern Gaul. This role was revealed at a late stage through archaeology and is now better understood in a wider context, from the Celtic populations to trading with the Mediterranean world. Sometimes partners and sometimes competitors of the Greek colonists from Phocaea who founded Marseille in around the year 600 BC, the Etruscans took part in multi-faceted trade, as can be seen by their wine amphorae that were circulated around the whole of the Gulf of Lion.

  • Tuesday 24 May – 6:30pm 
  • Auditorium of the Musée de la Romanité – 4 rue de la République