Recently, Matthew McCullough of Ambient Ideas has updated world’s most commonly used Maven Web Application Archetypes, the maven-archetype-webapp and the wicket-archetype-quickstart.These two archetypes had fallen out of date, both in terms of using the new Archetype 2.0 style metadata, as well as in the dependencies on the third-party libraries such as JUnit. 

These updated archetypes now represent the most pristine use of the Maven Archetype Plugin v2.0 format.

Read about the these Tomcat Maven archetypes here
For an explanation, please see Matthew’s blog here.
The source code for these archetypes is available at GitHub