University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Bettina Arnold

Landscapes of Ancestors

Early Iron Age Hillforts and Their Mound Cemeteries

By: Bettina Arnold

The Celtic-Speaking early Iron Age peoples who lived in Southwest Germany, eastern France, and Switzerland north of the Alps did not have their own system of writing. For clues about their ways of life and their cultural traditions between about 700 and 400 B.C., we have the remains of their hillfort settlements and burial mounds. […]