In Chronology the periods between the Neolithic Age and History are known as Protohistory. The first period is called the Chalcolithic Age period (The Copper Age). Next there is the Bronze Age and finally the Iron Age. The characteristic artefacts of these periods such as tools and copper weapons, very thin arrow heads and archers’ bracers, bell-beaker vases, boat-shaped hammer-axes and socketed axes can all be seen at the Prehistory Museum.
The first Iron Age or Hallstatt, is especially well known for its sepulchres and mostly for the objects which were buried with the dead. Two replica graves are on display at the Prehistory Museum. The second Iron Age or Tène is the age of Celts.
Gold object found in a dolmen
Stack of socketed axe-heads
Protohistoric double grave
The large Bosséno villa in Carnac is an excellent example of the Roman Period. Visitors will see ancient models of parts of the villa (including the forge, the baths, the temple and the potter’s workshop) along with the items which were found in the villa. Some parts of the original villa are also on display such as the roof, the central heating and some decorative items.
Findings from Missiriac
Small bovine statue
Small statues of Venus