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Excavation in CB 40 during the 2010 season was unable to find further evidence of Archaic period tombs and/or non-elite habitation on the western side of the hill. No rock formations were discovered, intentional or otherwise, and with the general lack of material it can be surmised that the specific area of CB-40 was devoid of habitation, but this is not necessarily the case for the entire southern CB area.

CB-40 does reveal constructive information pertaining to the occupation of Civitate B in regard to its relation to the trenches established further west. While CB-39 and CB-38 excavated into deeper, material-rich soil, apparently intentional deposits of material from the Archaic period complex, CB-40 encountered yellow, flakey sterile soil after closing the first locus , topsoil. The fact that CB-40 only had two loci, a medium brown claylike soil followed by yellow flakey galestra additionally provides further information with respect to the stratigraphy and topography of the CB-40 area: an area with variable stratigraphic profiles. Furthermore, whether the evidence gathered from CB-39, CB-35 and CB-38 indicates a shallow lens of material or a deeper set of intentional deposits is unknown at this point. That said, it can be confirmed that the material does not extend to the area of CB-40.

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Kelsey E. Hallerman, Taylor M. Oshan. "KEH/TMO II (2010-08-05):89-91; Conclusion from Italy/Poggio Civitate/Civitate B/Civitate B 40/2010, ID:630". (2017) In Murlo. Anthony Tuck (Ed.) . Released: 2017-10-04. Open Context. <>

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