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Urbanization and Spatial Organization in Southern France and North-Eastern Spain during the Iron Age

Dominique Garcia

in Mediterranean Urbanization 800-600 BC

Published by British Academy

Published in print October 2005 | ISBN: 9780197263259
Published online February 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780191734618 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5871/bacad/9780197263259.003.0008

Series: Proceedings of the British Academy

Urbanization and Spatial Organization in Southern France and North-Eastern Spain during the Iron Age

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This chapter examines the process of urbanization in north-east Spain and southern France during the Iron Age. The findings reveal that the French Midi is an intermediate zone where the process of urbanization develops later than in the central Mediterranean, but earlier than in Celtic Europe. The results also indicate that it was the Greek commercial demand that influenced the organization of a network of exchange which resulted in the network of settlements that occurred at the end of the sixth century BC.

Keywords: urbanization; Spain; France; French Midi; Mediterranean; Celtic Europe; Greek commercial demand

Chapter.  8074 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: History and Theory of Archaeology

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