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Finding a Home for a Roof in Production within the Building History of Poggio Civitate (Murlo)

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From the journal Etruscan Studies

Abstract

The unique workshop excavated at Poggio Civitate (Murlo) contained elements of a terracotta roof in the process of production (Roof 2–22 [Winter 2009]). The conflagration that destroyed the buildings on the plateau at the beginning of the sixth century B. C. E. in effect fired the raw clay elements, which were lying on the workshop floor in the shade of the roof to dry before firing. No building under construction has previously been identified as the planned home for this roof. Possible candidates can now be proposed, buildings which show no evidence of being finished to the point of having a tiled roof or of having objects in the interior that would represent use levels.

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Published Online: 2019-09-17
Published in Print: 2019-11-05

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