The classes of archaeological materials characteristic of Etruria will be used to introduce students to archaeological disciplines and methodologies. In particular, we will study in depth the toreutics especially of the categories of general diffusion finds such as weapons, ornaments, pottery. The fictile vascular circulation, composed of geometric ceramics, Corinthian, Attic, buccheroid, impasto, red-white, which is found in Etruria, will also be used for the training of students, providing an excellent case study to consciously address most of the cultural areas of Western Mediterranean in the first millennium BC. The topics concerning the typology classification, the absolute and relative chronology, the analysis of the distribution of artefacts and the settlement and occupation models of the territory will be studied in depth. The course aims to provide the basic tools for a correct archaeological investigation with particular regard to the problems related to the pre-Roman age, in order to allow the student to start a historical research in methodological autonomy.