Tombs formed by relatively small grave cuts, generally employed for insertion of cinerary urns in the Villanovan period.

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  • QUINTO FIORENTINO —    This locality is where a series of early tombs are placed in the Arno Valley. The Palastreto complex comprises a cippus and tombs (including pozzetto tombs) dating from the eighth to the sixth century BC. The La Montagnola tomb is a rich… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • VILLA NOVAN —    The early Iron Age of Etruria, dating from approximately 950 to 750 BC (using adjustments of dendrochronology to traditional dates). The phase is principally characterized by cremation burial, the use of impasto pottery, particularly the… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • CAERE — (AGYLLA, CAISRA, CISRA, CERVETERI)    The key settlement of South Etruria, located six kilometers from the sea and linked to the ports of Pyrgi (by a monumental road), Alsium, and Punicum. Knowledge of its early origins has been supplemented by… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • VEII —    This key Etruscan city of South Etruria was the largest (approximately 190 hectares), most dominant settlement in its landscape and was located only 17 kilometers from Rome. The Final Bronze Age occupation is difficult to establish compared… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • BISENZIO (VISENTIUM) —    A significant boundary settlement and town on Bolsena Lake which was probably continuously occupied from the Final Bronze Age into the Archaic period. Over this period the area occupied appears to increase from three to 35 hectares. The… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

  • TARQUINIA —    An important settlement of southern Etruria whose prominence is suggested by its linkage to the mythical Tarchun. Recent excavation and surveys have shown that some parts of the extensive plateau have been occupied since the Final Bronze Age… …   Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

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