- An important six-hectare Recent and Final Bronze Age settlement site (fourteenth to tenth century BC) on the right bank of the Fiora River in Tuscany that has revealed evidence of metalworking (small tools and small ingots, waste products), metalwork (pins, daggers, and winged axes), and the development of house structures. There is also imported Aegean pottery. The large size of some structures has been attributed to the prestige and wealth associated with metalworking in an area of metal resources and the well-known hoards of Pian di Tallone and Manciano Sanprugnano. The site was probably abandoned at the time of the occupation of Poggio Buco.
Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans. Simon K. F. Stoddart.
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