Filitosa, Corsica

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A fortified promontory settlement in the southwestern part of the island excavated by R. Grosjean in the 1950s. The main feature of the site is a Bronze Age torre or tower. Circular in plan and constructed in dry‐stone walling, it is set within a walled enclosure which also contains oval houses. It dates to the mid 2nd millennium bc, and incorporates fragments of statue menhirs showing men armed with bronze daggers and swords.


R. Grosjean, 1961, Filitosa et son contexte archéologique dans la Vallée du Taravo. Paris: Académie des Inscriptions et Belles‐Lettres

Subjects: Archaeology.

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