Canal March

Iberia before Rome. The civilisations that inhabited the Peninsula

Teresa Chapa Brunet

"The axes of history can never be separated from space and time", notes the Professor of Prehistory Teresa Chapa Brunet, in this second lecture of the series about pre-Roman peoples. The Iberians inhabited the Mediterranean side of the Peninsula (extending to modern-day Cádiz and the south of Huelva) from 600 BC, with the first Phoenician foundations, until their disappearance with the Roman dominance in the third century BC. The term Iberia designated the Peninsula territory, a multicultural space whose inhabitants were never called "Iberians" in Antiquity, but were acknowledged as distinct human groups: Ausetani, Ilergetes, Edetani, Contestani, Bastetani and Turduli, among others.

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