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The Romanisation of Vaud

L´amphithéatre d´Avenches el le château médiéval du 13e siècle à l'arrière-plan. Photo: TES.

During two centuries of Roman peace, the pax romana, and domination, the area of the canton of Vaud was romanised. The Celtic population adopted the Roman way of life, the Latin language and customs. One of the most important contributions was urbanisation. The Celtic settlements, the oppida (oppidum in singular) developed into cities or new … Read more » “The Romanisation of Vaud”

The Celts and Switzerland

Keltisches Schiff Neuenburger See, 1. Jhr. v. Chr. Laténium Museum Hauterive. Foto: TES.

The Celtic name comes from Greek and Roman (Galatoi, Keltoi, Galli, Celtae). The Celts have never called themselves so and were divided into numerous tribes and spoke different Celtic languages, but there was a Celtic culture with religious and social mores. The Celtic peoples inhabited much of the continent, Ireland and the British Isles, but … Read more » “The Celts and Switzerland”

Lake Dwellings

Lake dwellings (replica's), Latenium Neuchâtel. Photo: TES.

The Society for Lake Dwelling Archeology and Regional Ethnology was founded in 1922 and manages the  Lake Dwelling Museum in Unteruhldingen (Germany). The Society studies the prehistory in the Lake Constance area and the archaeology of lake dwellings in particular. Lake dwellings are a phenomenon that still surprises scholars and the public. Most lake dwellings … Read more » “Lake Dwellings”