A Carved Bone Head from Poggio Civitate

Theresa Huntsman;Anthony Tuck

pp. 53-59, Figg. 2, Tavv. 3


Poggio Civitate, an Etruscan site that flourished throughout the Orientalizing and Archaic periods (675-550/530 BCE), is situated at the juncture of Tuscany’s ‘Colline Metallifere’ and the agriculturally rich region of the ‘Crete Senesi’ (fig. 1). The site witnessed two major phases of architectural development. The early phase consisted of several exceptionally large buildings dating to between 675-600 BCE. These included an opulent residence (OC1/Residence), a multi-functional industrial space (OC2/Workshop), and a building that may have served the community’s religious needs (OC3/Tripartite). [...]