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San Ciriaco culture

The San Ciriaco culture was a late Neolithic culture that appeared in Sardinia around 3400 BC and lasted until 3200 B.C.. It is named after a locality in the territory of Terralba, in the province of Oristano.

The economy of the San Ciriaco people was predominantly agricultural. San Ciriaco ceramics are of a good quality, undecorated and of red-brown or gray and yellow color. They worshipped the Mother Goddess, whose cult is evidenced by the presence in the burials of statuettes in the "volumetric style", and for the first time appears the symbolism of the Taurus (bull's horns).

In this period were introduced on the island the typical rock-cut tombs known in Sardinian as Domus de Janas that will be used until the early Bronze Age.

See alsoEdit


  • Giovanni, Ugas (2005). L'alba dei nuraghi (in Italian). Cagliari: Fabula editore.