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Five Celtic warriors unearthed in France


Posted on Wednesday, 24 April, 2013 | Comment icon 10 comments | News tip by: Darkwind


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An Iron Age graveyard discovered in France is set to provide new insights in to the life of the Celts.

The burial site was found in a field between a motorway and the Seine river southeast of Paris. Archaeologists have uncovered a great many finds buried at the site including the remains of five Celtic warriors and a treasure trove of weapons and adornments that will help to shed light on the enigmatic civilization of Gaul.

Buried next to the warriors are the remains of several women, each adorned with jewellery, twisted-metal necklaces and large bronze brooches indicative of high status. The type of jewellery indicates the burial took place between 325 and 260 BC.

"It has laid bare a complex civilisation that had a mastery of metal and a trading system which spanned Europe and generated great wealth," a report on the find stated. "The graves were uncovered at a depth of about 6.5 feet but if they had any external markers, none remains."

"French reports on the find, carried on the Irish website TheJournal."

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Comment icon #1 Posted by Atentutankh-pasheri on 22 April, 2013, 16:31
And this quote from the article is intriguing. I think we all know women in Celtic societies had more power than women in other cultures during those times, but I never heard of a woman's burial quite like this before. Their final report should prove very interesting. My bold Remains of a tall warrior, complete with a 28-inch iron sword still in its scabbard were placed at her side.
Comment icon #2 Posted by shrooma on 22 April, 2013, 17:20
you might find this place interesting darkwind..... . http://www.megalithic.co.uk/index.php
Comment icon #3 Posted by Leave Britney alone! on 22 April, 2013, 18:07
Can't wait to read about the first assessments they will make over the fibulae and other jewerly as well as the weapons and shields. More exciting would be if, since fibulae were used across regions and cultures, if the design of these show any influence from neighboring cultures or perhaps even a fibulae, bangle, or torc that was outright received in trade. A French language article from Belgium mentioned only half (of the 30 or so) burials had been excavated, so more and possibly something different might still be yet to come. Thery are theorizing this Iron age burial site was actually overl... [More]
Comment icon #4 Posted by Leave Britney alone! on 22 April, 2013, 18:14
And this quote from the article is intriguing. I think we all know women in Celtic societies had more power than women in other cultures during those times, but I never heard of a woman's burial quite like this before. Their final report should prove very interesting. My bold "Remains of a tall warrior, complete with a 28-inch iron sword still in its scabbard were placed at her side." That is most likely a typo by the author since if a woman was found with a scabbarded sword affixed to her, that would have generated more interest and likely would have been the focal point of the story.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Atentutankh-pasheri on 22 April, 2013, 18:44
That is most likely a typo by the author since if a woman was found with a scabbarded sword affixed to her, that would have generated more interests and likely would have been the focal point of the story. Or not a typo. See this link to Celtic chariot burial for a woman. And though not Celtic, Scythian burials incate that some women were warriors. http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/online_tours/britain/the_wetwang_chariot_burial/the_wetwang_chariot_burial.aspx
Comment icon #6 Posted by Leave Britney alone! on 22 April, 2013, 18:54
I would be overjoyed if not a typo but none of the other stories mention that and even that article clearly differentiates between the male warriors and the females buried next to them. We do have some more hints in the Celtic culture such as the following but nothing definitve. No scientific examination was carried out on the skeleton to establish the dead person's sex and it was assumed that a mirror and jewellery must belong to a woman. However, in 1999 a second mirror was found in a Cornish grave. This time a sword accompanied the mirror. It is often assumed that swords are only found in m... [More]
Comment icon #7 Posted by Darkwind on 22 April, 2013, 22:42
you might find this place interesting darkwind..... . http://www.megalithic.co.uk/index.php That one is ready on my favorites list. Thanks anyway. So many places to go...
Comment icon #8 Posted by moonshadow60 on 22 April, 2013, 23:10
Thank you for educating the curious who are just passing through to take a peek at what you are all talking about. So much can be gleaned on this site just by being nosy.
Comment icon #9 Posted by coolguy on 24 April, 2013, 3:48
Great find and shrooma thanks for the link
Comment icon #10 Posted by Junior Chubb on 24 April, 2013, 13:29
Five Celtic warriors unearthed in France They probably got lost on the way home from the 1967 Cup Final...


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