- A probable Archaic settlement on a naturally fortified tuff plateau (163 meters above sea level) on the Rigo River, a small tributary of the middle Tiber River.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.
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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
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