This post has been revised and incorporated in a published book (Aug. 2015; link above)
A vignette of tectonic environment, propagating trade routes, and colonization from the 8th century B.C.--
Colonization closely followed the propagation of some trade routes, so that the eventual chain of connections included colonial links. Perhaps the best (and probably the best-described) example is the connection that eventually linked Greeks and Etruscans, with all the cultural baggage that Etruria absorbed.
8. Wachsmann, 1998, p 297-298
18. Coldstream 2003
19. Ridgway 1992
20. Benvenuti et al., 2004
Benvenuti, M., Boni, M., and Meinert, L., 2004, Skarn deposits in southern Tuscany and Elba: International Geological Congress guidebook B18.
Ridgway, D., 1992, The first western Greeks: Cambridge Univ. Press