Anthony Tuck, associate professor, Classical Archeology, University of Massachusetts Amherst

Poggio Civitate, located in the central Tuscan hills, offers a glimpse into the daily life of an Etruscan community of the 7th and 6th centuries BC. Hear how the site’s monumental architecture and material remains of aristocratic life in early Italy reveal the complex interactions between a community and its leaders, as well as the relationships between Poggio Civitate and other Etruscan cities. Then hear how recent excavation reveals clues to the city’s emergence and why Poggio Civitate was abandoned and ultimately forgotten.

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Above: Etruscan Ceramic Kyathos, 650-600 BCE. Ceramic. Poggio Civitate Archaeological Excavation Project.