The most ancient burials were of cremated remains while excavated tombs have disclosed a variety of ornaments and ceramics. The funeral customs of the Latin peoples changed towards the end of the VIII century B.C. and so the necropolis was abandoned.
Research carried out to the southwest of the city in 1981 revealed a second necropolis dating from the V–IV century B.C. incorporating at least two hundred pit tombs.
The necropolis has been attributed to the Volsci who conquered Satricum in 488 B.C. and presumably remained there until the Romans founded a colony in 385 B.C.
There is substantial evidence that interment was the only form of burial practised at the time and the grave goods which have come to light consist mainly of simple vessels used for food and drink, personal items and weapons; the finding of a miniature axe inscribed in old italic ‘falisco-capenate’ characters is of particular significance.