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A series of cultural groupings that occupied the coastal regions of eastern and southeastern Spain during the 1st millennium bc. Their origins are unclear, although may involve some movements from North Africa. Their language was non‐Indo‐European and while their script is based on Greek characters there are additional syllabic signs. Some regional groups can be seen within the Iberian Culture, but there are widely shared elements of material culture, especially in jewellery and statues. The Iberians disappear in the early 1st millennium ad following the Romanization of Spain, partly through fusion with the peoples of the interior and partly no doubt through the displacement of their distinctive language by Latin.

Subjects: Archaeology.

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