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Archaeology Index


Enamel pot shard, by Luc Verhetsel Viso
Photo © Luc Verhetsel, VISO


Feature Introduction:
A basic guide to the general archaeological period for the Kemmelberg site

Feature Retrospective:
Looking back on fifty years of prospecting, excavations & research

Earliest humans



First farmers



First elite

Feature Celtic Elite (Part 1):
A Celtic elite group lived on the Kemmelberg in the fifth and fourth centuries BC

Feature Celtic Elite (Part 2):
The Kemmelberg Celts loved pomp and circumstance and ritual gatherings

Feature Celtic Elite (Part 3):
The Kemmelberg Celts had contacts reaching as far as the Mediterranean world


Photo focus features

Feature Celtic Drinking Equipment:
Small fragments of materials indicate the existence of drinking rituals

Feature Celtic Linchpin:
An uncovered Kemmelberg linchpin suggests the presence of a clan chief

Feature Celtic Pendant:
A curious find of a bronze decorative element: a hand-crafted pendant

Feature Celtic Pottery:
The earthenware shows striking similarities with pottery from the Aisne-Marne culture