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date: 20 September 2019

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This article studies the Bronze Age of northern Italy, including the southern slopes of the central-eastern Alps and the central-eastern plain of the Po valley. The first section identifies the relevant morphological features of the area, and then briefly mentions the chronology of the Bronze Age in northern Italy. It discusses the Polada culture, which emerged during the Early Bronze Age, and the lack of archaeological evidence on funeral rites, as compared to the evidences on major developments in terms of population, settlement, culture, economy, and production. The article ends with a section on the rituals, cults, and religion in the context of the Bronze Age in northern Italy.

Keywords: northern Italy, Polada culture, archaeological evidence, funeral rites, major developments

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