CA88 was opened with the following goals:
- Explore the relationship between the Archaic structure and the surrounding materials discovered west of the building
- To broaden our horizon of the stratigraphic region affiliated with the Civitate A area property
- To further understand the disassembled architectural pieces discovered in the wells and the surrounding area on Poggio Civitate and their correlation with the abandonment of the site during the Archaic period
- To aid in solidifying the purpose of the Archaic structure with the surrounding region’s inhabitants
CA88 was unsuccessful in achieving its intended goals in the 2017 excavation season. At about 15-20cm below our starting elevation, we reached bedrock throughout the majority of the trench, having recovered little to no material. We did not excavate the Locus 3 extension as a result of the continued bedrock into the western baulk wall of the trench. A high percentage of the overall material discovered in the trench was found in Locus 1 and in the initial depths of Locus 2, along with modern, non-contextual material. Most of this material were relatively small terracotta tile pieces. As a result of this, we were not able to aid in explaining the relationship between the Archaic Structure and the population’s inhabitants as well as the abandonment of the site. We were not able to supply the stratigraphic description necessary to better understand the material recovered in earlier trenches, such as CA 2, just west of the Archaic Structure. Though we were within close proximity to CA 2, exploration further west of CA 88 would be necessary to bridge the gap between our knowledge of the site and the Archaic architectural pieces.
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