Tratti culturali della comunità antica di Crustumerium dagli scavi dell'Istituto d'Archeologia di Groningen a Monte Del Bufalo
In: Bullettino della Commissione Archeologica Comunale di Roma: 113, 2014
The paper focuses on some archaeological characteristics of Crustumerium that make it stand out
from other sites in Latium Vetus and even from the nearby Fidene. Thus the large quantity of chamber tombs at Crustumerium from ca. 625 to 525 BC and the local production of white-on-red pottery
during the 7th
century BC do not match with other Latin sites. There is also a number of artefacts
that so far are unique, such as two headdresses adorning the corpses of two elderly women. These
features document Crustumerium as an independent centre with a distinctive material culture that
reflects its location, being at a meeting point of various peoples: Latins, Sabines, Etruscans, Faliscans and Capenates.
Through their intentional selection the inhabitants of Crustumerium created a cultural identity that was distinctive when compared to other urban communities nearby.