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Arras Culture
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[German version]

Later Iron Age culture (4th-1st cents. BC), named after a site in eastern Yorkshire (England) and recognized primarily by grave mounds with rectangular enclosures ( Funeral architecture;  Burial). In rich warrior graves  war chariots are typical burial goods. Besides contacts with Celtic cultures on the continent ( Celtic archaeology), emphasis is increasingly placed on strong indigenous traditions.


B. Cunliffe, Iron Age Communities in Britain, 1974

I. M. Stead, Iron Age Cemeteries in East Yorkshire, 1991.

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Pingel, Volker (Bochum), “Arras Culture”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 08 March 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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