The Swastika Motif in the Central Mediterranean During the Early Bronze Age

Sara Marino

This paper analyses the diffusion of the swastika motif during the Early Bronze Age (EBA) in the central Mediterranean following the discovery of some engraved potsherds bearing the motif in the EBA settlement at Piani della Corona (southern Tyrrhenian Calabria, Italy). The rare presence of the symbol in the area of the Messina Strait during the EBA has driven the search for comparisons within the central and eastern Mediterranean, in an attempt to better define its appearance in southern Italy, likely as an element of transmarine connections.

Sara Marino received her PhD in Prehistoric Archaeology from Sapienza-University, Rome
Full Bibliographic Reference

Marino S. 2020, The Swastika Motif in the Central Mediterranean during the Early Bronze Age, SMEA NS 6, 27-48

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Swastika, Early Bronze Age, Italian low Tyrrhenian area, Aegean-Anatolian area, Aegean-Peloponnesian area


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