The La Tène Culture (c. 450 BC – c. AD 1)
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In the 5th cent. BC, the cultural structure of the Hallstatt period in eastern France and southwest Germany underwent a fundamental change. The majority of the Hallstatt settlement centres, the so-called princely residences, lost their status, being either destroyed or deserted, while formerly subordinate areas north of the previous centres sudd…

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Hoppe, T., “The La Tène Culture (c. 450 BC – c. AD 1)”, in: Brill’s New Pauly Supplements I - Volume 3 : Historical Atlas of the Ancient World, Edited by: Anne-Maria Wittke, Eckart Olshausen, Richard Szydlak, in collaboration with: Vera Sauer and other specialists. Consulted online on 21 March 2018 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: 9789004167834, 20091241

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