University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Tamara Stech

Copper and Iron Production at Poggio Civitate (Murlo)

Analysis of Metalworking Archaic Etruscan Site

By: P.G. Warden and Robert Maddin and Tamara Stech and James D. Muhly

Since 1966 excavations at Poggio Civitate (Murlo), a site in central Italy about twenty kilometers south of Siena (Fig. 1), have revealed an Etruscan habita¬≠tion of the 7th and 6th centuries B.C. Heretofore our knowledge of the Etruscans, the inhabitants of central Italy during the Iron Age, had been based almost exclu¬≠sively on funerary evidence, […]