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that would indicate occupation of this area of the site (see CA 42).

The rock features that were exposed and explored are all located in the northern area of Civitate B, close to the 6th century BC well located in Civitate A. In 2010 and 2011 trenches were opened in the northern areas of Civitate B in order to locate and explore more semi-ovular rock formations or to find evidence of habitation in this area.

Additionally, Civitate B is located on a higher elevation than both Civitate A and Piano del Tesoro. As such, it is not possible that the materials recovered during previous excavations of Civitate B or surface finds located during an initial walkthrough of the area in 2010 eroded to this location; instead, such ancient material had to be intentionally deposited in Civitate B, suggesting that this part of Poggio Civitate was the scene of human activity during the time of the ancient occupation of the site.

During the 2010 and 2011 seasons of excavation many of the trenches did not
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Eóin M. O'Donoghue. "EMO III (2012-06-03):5 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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