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A number of trenches in past dig seasons at Poggio Civitate have been excavated with the main goal of defining and tracing the retaining wall on the slope south of the Orientalizing period workshop.  Some of these trenches include TBK II , JBB III , KT II , EL/DC I . TBK II first identified the retaining wall in 2001 and excavated in the two following dig seasons.  In the 2005 season, SAR IV was excavated to the east of Piano Del Tesoro in Civitate D. SAR IV was placed a top a curious topographic feature that when it was closed revealed many large field stones and medium sized stones, some of which showed evidence of stacking.  This could indicate that either the topographic feature is an extension of the retaining wall around the southern slope of Piano Del Tesoro and northeast into Civitate D or it is a different wall of retaining or defensive function altogether.  The goals for AZF II are as follows:

  1. To determine whether, in fact, the topographic feature in Civitate D is a wall.
  2. To find the surface and define the topographic feature.
  3. To search for any datable evidence which will help determine the chronology of the topographic feature.
  4. To trace the orientation of the topographic feature.

CD 13 is a 3 m by 4 m rectangle bounded by the following coordinates on the master grid:

The coordinates of the extension of CD/13 are as follows:

For consistency bulk terracotta will be recorded by number of bowls per day.  The bowls dimensions are 25 cm by 6 cm in the center.

The absolute elevation is 26.85 cm.

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Andrew Zachary Fowler. "AZF II (2005-07-13):2-7; Introduction from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate D/Civitate D 13A/2005, ID:568". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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