- A small Final Bronze Age settlement of one hectare in a typical rock tuff location under the modern castle near Monte Romano in South Etruria.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.
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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
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