The territory on which today's town of Camerino rises, on the ridge dividing the valleys of the Tenna and Potenza, conserves traces of human activity dating back to the Paleolithic era. According to tradition, the city was founded by the Camerti, an Umbrian population that had crossed over the Apennine chain to settle in this area. The archaeological evidence indicates a strong development of the site since Iron Age, probably as a result of the strategic position of the town. Between the 6th and 4th centuries BC the city enjoyed strong commercial relations with Etruria, as evidenced by the importation of objects found mostly in grave goods. The Aequum Foedus is dated to 309 BC, an alliance between Rome and the Camerti in which the latter were recognized as Roman citizens, giving them equal rights in exchange for alliance in war. The treaty, probably agreed to in order to deal with the common threat represented by the Senones from Gallia, underscores the importance achieved by the city of Camerinium at the dawn of the Romanization process of the Marche region. In 90 BC Camerinum became a Roman municipality and, probably as of this period, a town renovation project was started. Unfortunately, given the city's continued inhabitance to this day, the testimonies of Roman Camerino are very scarce. In the late Antique era, however, Camerino maintained its strategic importance, becoming a bishopric in the 5th century BC. In 591 the city was the scene of a bloody battle between the Byzantines and the Lombards, after which the former lost control of the Marche's internal areas and Camerino passed into the hands of the Lombards.
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Nelle zone di confine dell’entroterra marchigiano i principi umbri di Camerino vivevano a contatto con numerosi villaggi, anch’essi retti da principi guerrieri piceni. I pregevoli corredi delle necropoli, risalenti alla fine dell’VIII - inizi VI sec. a.C., documentano i fitti scambi con l’oriente greco e con l’Etruria e attestano il ruolo cruciale di queste popolazioni nei traffici mercantili tra Adriatico e Appennino, che essi controllavano e da cui traevano le loro ricchezze.
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