Joseph Déchelette

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Déchelette, Joseph


Born Jan. 8, 1862, in Roanne. died Oct. 4, 1914, in Aisne. French archaeologist.

Déchelette studied medieval painting and Gallo-Roman red-lacquer relief ceramics. From 1897 to 1901 he directed the excavations at the site of the ancient settlement in Mont Beuvray (Bibracte). He is the author of the multivolume Handbook of Prehistoric, Celtic, and Gallo-Roman Archaeology (vols. 1-6, 1908-34), based in large part on French material but giving a general classification and chronology of archaeological findings throughout Western Europe.

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Beroun, first excavated by Jaroslav Pic in 1894 and 1902 followed by Stocky in 1929, while it was Joseph Dechelette who famously compared the finds from Stradonice with what were then termed oppida in France, Germany and Hungary (Dechelette 1927: 475-79, fig.
Hildebrand, in his original discussion of the Hallstatt and La Tene Iron Ages (1874), assigned no ethnic interpretations; the correlation of La Tene with the Celts only really begins with Joseph Dechelette.