The tombs consisted of an earthenware olla
containing the ashes of the dead, covered by a large bowl in "bucchero"
or fine baked clay; in some cases the olla containing ashes
was protected by a "dolio"
, cut in half and placed upside down on it. Tomb 8, probably that of a woman, presents some peculiar aspects: the vessel containing ashes is an olla in "bucchero"
, its handles decorated with round impressions showing the "mistress of animals"; a cup, also made of "bucchero", served as cover and, inside the olla, six bronze fibulae
, which may have originally been used to fasten the shroud with the ashes, were found. The remaining tombs didn't contain any additional objects.
Among the finds, both from necropolis and settlement, are "dolii" and "impasto" covers with stripes in relief upon them, a decoration common between the end of the VIIth
and the first half of the VIth
century b.C. in the Volterra and Fiesole regions.
Elements such as the way of burying, still belonging to the Villanovan
tradition, the absence of additional objects in the tombs and the limited extension (2,50 m.) of the area, exploited by two or three successive generations, show that the necropolis must have served a small family settlement not unlike the one explored at Chiarone