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CELTIC GOLD – Fine metal work in the Western La Tène culture

The focus of this interdisciplinary programme is the investigation of production processes and consumption of gold objects with the aim of reevaluating the Western Latène culture on the continent (mid 5th to 1st century BC).

  • Runtime: 01.09.2017 - 31.08.2020
  • Supporter: Deutschen Forschungsgemeinschat und Agence Nationale de la Recherch
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Since September 2017, the Franco-German research project “CELTIC GOLD – Fine metal work in the Western La Tène culture” has been dedicated to the archaeological and archaeometric study of Latène gold objects with a focus on the area of the Western La Tène culture.

Participants: Dr. Barbara Armbruster, Dr. Maryse Blet-Lemarquand, Sebastian Fürst, Dr. Pierre-Yves Milcent, Dr. Sylvia Nieto-Pelletier, Dr. Marilou Nordez, Dr. Laurent Olivier, Dr. Martin Schönfelder, Prof. Susanne Sievers

It is funded by the German Research Foundation on the German side and by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche on the French side (DFG project number 322994757, ANR project number 16-FRAL-0001). The project is led by PD Dr. Barbara Armbruster (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Toulouse) and Prof. Dr. Roland Schwab (Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie gGmbH Mannheim).

The focus of this interdisciplinary programme is the investigation of production processes and consumption of gold objects with the aim of reevaluating the Western Latène culture on the continent (mid 5th to 1st century BC). The project covers a wide geographical area (France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, the Channel Islands, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland) and encompasses a wide range of economic, social, technological and stylistic aspects. Two archaeometry laboratories are involved in the analytical approaches, namely the “Institut de Recherche sur les Archéomatériaux – Centre Ernest-Babelon” (IRAMAT-CEB Orléans, France) and the “Curt-Engelhorn-Zentrum Archäometrie” (CEZA Mannheim, Germany).

https://celticgold.hypotheses.org/