The Iron Age

The Iron Age

In the Iron Age (-800 to -50 BC) towns and a monied economy is gradually established, aling with and increasingly centralized political power.

Two tombs from the early iron age or Hallstatt are reconstructed in the museum. The items discovered in these first gaulish tombs (jewelry and pottery) are on show in the museum.

Tombstone from a circular burial chamber (Le Bono)

The Late Iron Age or le Tène is illustrated by funerary items, but also by everyday objects (such as coins, amphora and glassware). A reconstruction of a vase oven shows how salt was extracted in this period.

Fragment of a glass bracelet
Funerary objects from Kerné (Quiberon)
Reconstitution of a salt oven