Civitate A is best described as the area to the north of the main road leading to Piano del Tesoro, which makes up a large portion of the north slope of the hill. The discovery of roasting pits and a number of pieces of copper slag found in CA 33 during the 1990 season renewed interest in the area (seeand ). In 1991, what appeared to be an intentional deposit containing full profiles of both coarseware and impasto vessels was uncovered in CA 37 (See ). CA 36, begun during the 1991 season and then continued in the 1993 season, revealed an intentional deposit capped with stones. This deposit contained full profiles of coil made pottery and a bronze fibula. The material from this trench, especially the fibula, suggests an earlier date for the deposit than that associated with Piano del Tesoro to the east (see and ). Furthermore, during excavation on Civitate A during the 1997 season an archaic period well was discovered (see , , and ). During excavation of the area surrounding the well in 1998 another intentional deposit with a diamond shaped stone capping was discovered in CA 42N (see ).
Due to the above evidence, it is necessary to further explore the area known as Civitate A.
CA 57 will be established within the area 7-11 meters north and 6-10 meters east of CA 36 using the master grid system created during the 1991 season (for specific coordinates and diagram, see page #).
The goals for CA 57 during the 2007 season are:
To better understand the stratigraphy of the area known as Civitate A.
To explore the possibility of additional intentional deposits in the area.
To explore the possibility of habitation in the area.
To explore the possibility of further metalworking in the area.
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