The Celtic World: LaTène
Class 4 at the International School of Geneva (La Châtaigneraie) has been investigating the La Tène period of history through an inquiry into
people in the past and people in the present
The class began with their questions about the Celts:
|History of the Celts||How
did they become a culture?
Where did they come from?
Why did they live in groups?
How did they dissapear?
|Their travels and migrations||Why
did they want to conquer other places?
How did they travel?
What did they take with them?
How did they eat on their travels?
Why were they always on the move?
What means of transport did they have?
|Their activities and occupations||What
jobs and professions did they have ?
What did they like to do?
|Their food and eating habits||What
animals did they hunt?
How did they hunt?
What domestic animals did they have?
Did they depend more on herds of cattle or on farming?
What did they eat?
did they live in their houses?
How did they build their houses?
What did they build their houses with?
peoples did they fight with?
What weapons did they have?
How did they make their weapons?
What were their weapons made of?
How did they protect themselves from their enemies?
it true that they were afraid that the sky would fall on their heads?
How did they make their clothes?
What language(s) did they speak?
To begin to find answers to their questions, the Class visited the Laténium, which is the name of the Archaeology Museum of the Canton of Neuchâtel
Follow these links to see the class at work in the museum
|The Laténium - an archaeological museum|
|In the Laténium: Studying Celtic designs|
|In the Laténium: Studying ceramic objects|
|In the Laténium: The drama of La Tène|
|In the Laténium: Studying fibules|
|In the Laténium: Studying metal objects|
|In the Laténium: Studying weapons|
|In the Laténium: Studying the statue|
|In the Laténium:Studying objects associated with transportation|
|This is the map the class drew showing the 1 hour trip from the school to Lake Neuchatel. The school is on Lac Leéman at the lower left; the Lateénium is the dot in the upper right corner, on Lac Neuchaâtel. Click here to see a satelite photo of the same area.|
Visit these web sites to learn more about La Tène
Link to the La
Tène (Neuchatel) site
Link to the Laténium
(the Archaeology Museum of Neuchatel)
geographical information about Mt. Vully, the site of the oppidum,
an arial photo, a map of the site, and a plan of the reconstructed part
of the oppidum.
|More information at latene.com, the site of an Irish and Scottish based thematic map & poster producer and supplier. The "Background" page displays the same text, but a different graphic, as The Celtic Corner site, by Michael Wangbickler, which includes a resource page, at http://www.celticcorner.com/latene.html|
This page was updated on 25 September, 2004 by K. Epps
otherwise mentioned, all photos are by Katharine Epps.
Sauf mention contraire les photos sont de Katharine Epps