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The CeltsA History from Earliest Times to the Present$
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Bernhard Maier

Print publication date: 2003

Print ISBN-13: 9780748616053

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616053.001.0001

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The Early La Tène Culture

The Early La Tène Culture

(p.24) Chapter 2 The Early La Tène Culture
The Celts

Bernhard Maier

Edinburgh University Press

In central Europe during the fifth century bc, there were great social, economic, and religious changes, and their causes and circumstances emerge only in broad outline from the archaeological data. It is clear that almost all the late Hallstatt princely centres mentioned in Chapter 1 lost their importance at this time, and some of them were completely abandoned. In parallel with the decline of the old princely centres, grave deposits suggest the formation of new centres of power in what had previously been the fringes of the West Hallstatt culture. This chapter discusses the end of the Hallstatt culture, the birth of Celtic art, and aspects of early Celtic religion.

Keywords:   Celts, West Hallstatt culture, princely centres, Celtic art, Celtic religion

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