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La Tène

(lä tĕn), ancient Celtic site on Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, that gives its name to the second and final period of the European Iron AgeIron Age,
period in the development of industry that begins with the general use of iron and continues into modern times. In Asia, Egypt, and Europe it was preceded by the Bronze Age. It did not begin in the Americas until the coming of the Europeans.
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. It is characterized by an art style that drew upon Greek, Etruscan, and Scythian motifs and translated them into highly abstract designs in metal, pottery, and wood. The earliest phase of Tenian culture, from the 6th to the late 5th cent. B.C., spread from the middle Rhine region E into the Danube valley, S into Switzerland, and W and N into France, the Low Countries, Denmark, and the British Isles; this was the period of the first of the great Celtic (see CeltCelt
or Kelt
. 1 One who speaks a Celtic language or who derives ancestry from an area where a Celtic language was spoken; i.e., one from Ireland, the Scottish Hebrides and Highlands, the Isle of Man, Wales, Cornwall, or Brittany.
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) migrations. Tenian culture flourished until subjected to the advances of the Roman Empire. The Celtic peoples of the La Tène period borrowed much from older civilizations, including the Etruscan chariot, woodworking tools that enabled them to clear temperate forests for planting, and Greek agricultural implements such as the rotary millstone. Native coinage appeared in Gaul during the latter part of the period, along with the fortified townships eventually conquered by Julius Caesar. An exceptional example of late Tenian culture is found in the ancient lake dwellings of Glastonbury, S England.
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Estas cuatro contribuciones muestran como la peninsula, debido a su particular evidencia arqueologica y linguistica, es una pieza clave en la explicacion del origen de los "celtas" y presenta rasgos que tienden a unirla al mundo insular britanico y separarla del universo "celta" continental caracterizado por la lengua gala y las influencias de Hallstatt y La Tene.
1982): "Ensayo cronologico de las fibulas con esquema de La Tene en la Meseta Hispanica", Boletin de la Asociacion Espanola de Amigos de la Arqueologia, 15, pp.
Due to its acquisition of groups of works from collectors of the period, the Swiss National Museum, along with the Latenium in Neuchatel and the Museum Schwab in Biel, today houses one of the main collections of objects coming from La Tene.
The Hallstatt and La Tene culture bearers who colonised Ireland and Britain during the Bronze Age were a horse-centred society, as is evidenced by archaeological finds of horse gear in bronze, including bits and bridle fittings closely related in form to similar items found throughout Europe and as far eastward as Iran.
A spokesman for La Tene Mapos, which carried out the survey, said: "Just eight new offshore windfarms of around 500 MW would generate as much electricity as is now being generated by all other sources in Ireland.
Celtic art has its origins in artefacts found at a site called La Tene near Neuchatel in Switzerland.
It is not until the middle of La Tene II, in the late third century B.
Classicists accustomed to Roman descriptions of archetypal German Barbarians will be interested to learn that numerous large walled towns (oppida) like Manching in Bavaria (at 1,000 acres and up to 10,000 inhabitants, by no means the largest), with specialized crafts, coinage; writing, and other trappings of urban civilization were characteristic of La Tene culture in temperate Europe well over a century before the arrival of Caesar.
But, lacking written monuments of that period, it is only art again, that can provide such evidence: the Celtic art of the La Tene period (ca.
El descubrimiento del Arte Celta surge tras la identificacion de los hallazgos de La Tene en 1874 y la conferencia de A.