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In 1991, a master grid system was established for the entire site of Poggio Civitate. A baseline was created running east-west, through Piano del Tesoro and into the Civitate A and B areas of the site. In order to shoot this baseline, brush had to be cleared from Civitate B. While clearing brush, several semi-ovular rock formations were revealed in Civitate B. Some of these formations were excavated, in order to better understand their nature and their relationship to other, known architectural features (see TT 1 1991 ). Based on the size and shape of these rock features and the pottery found inside of the rock features, these appear to be small tombs dateable to the 6th century BC.

Additionally, in 1992, a well, also dated to the 6th century BC, was discovered in Civitate A, approximately 30 meters east of where some of the first rock formations were discovered. The presence of this well indicates that this part of the site may have been inhabited during the 6th century BC and numerous trenches have been opened near this well in order to look for houses, huts, or any other architectural features
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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "EMO III (2012-06-02):3; Introduction from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 57/2012, ID:651". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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