A naturally fortified Archaic settlement located on a tuff spur of 6.3 hectares in size (477 meters above sea level) to the east of Bolsena Lake, in close association with the tuff outcrop of La Capriola, containing a cemetery area. A smaller-walled area of two hectares may have been fortified, particularly in a monumental phase of the sixth century BC. The Civita was first occupied in the Villanovan period. Its occupation may have taken place after the abandonment of the nearby Gran Carro. The Civita was abandoned in the first half of the third century BC. The smaller area of La Capriola was occupied by settlement in the Middle, Recent, and Final Bronze Ages.

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  • FINAL BRONZE AGE —    The final phase of the Bronze Age dating between approximately 1175 and 925 BC (using latest adjustments from dendrochronology), also known as the Protovillanovan in central Italy. Settlements were of village dimensions, ranging from one to 15 …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • ARCHAIC —    The period of full urbanization and/or state formation and the height of power of the Etruscans between approximately 580 and 400 BC. Artistically, the term archaic period acknowledges a parallelism to the Greek world and implies a process of… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • BOLSENA LAKE (LAGO DI BOLSENA) —    The northernmost of two large volcanic lakes in South Etruria, which provided a natural boundary on the border between the territories of Vulci and Orvieto and was surrounded by medium (Bisenzio) and small (Barano, Civita di Grotte di Castro)… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • MONUMENTAL ARCHITECTURE —    The main evidence for monumental Etruscan architecture comes from sanctuaries, temples, rock cut tombs, and palace structures.    See also BLERA; CAERE; CASTEL D’ASSO; CASTELLINA IN CHIANTI; CITIES; CIVITA DEL FOSSO DI ARLENA; CIVITA DI GROTTE …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • TUFF —    The technical term for the consolidated ash deposits of volcanic origin that make up much of the landscape of South Etruria. The Italian terms tufo or tufa are sometimes employed colloquially in English, but can be confused with the technical… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • LA CAPRIOLA —    See CIVITA DEL FOSSO DI ARLENA …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • MONTE PIOMBONE —    An Archaic site of about four hectares on a tuff hill (278 meters above sea level), 2.5 kilometers to the east of Acquarossa, near the Vezza River, a tributary of the middle Tiber River. The site appears to have been occupied from the Middle… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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