PERIOD OF HALLSTATT (between 900 BC and 470 BC)
Why Hallstatt? It is in that town that the first remains of this civilisation were discovered. (this town is located in the Austrian Alps)
A human body was recently discovered in a glacier in Italy, it was a man that lived at that period. He was carrying salt because there was a salt mine in Hallstatt. He was injured by an arrow that hit him in the shoulder and he died because of it. This discovery gave us a lot of information about human life at that remote period.
TENE PERIOD (between 470 BC and 100 BC)
These two periods, Hallstatt and Tene represent together what we usuelly call the iron age in Europe.
CEMETERY OF TH HALLSTATT PERIOD
the tombs of the iron age (from 750 till 470 BC)
In the entity of Tintigny, several sites were discovered notably during the construction of the railway between Athus and the Meuse river, by the train station of Saint-Vincent. After it was plundered in 1882, it was excavated from 1907 till 1912 by the searching service, by order of the Baron de Loï... 123 mounds were set in a rectangle long 300 metres and long 250. The tumuluses could have up to 10 meters of circumference and be about onr meter high. They took a pyre and human remains, often closed in a bag made of skin or of vegetal fibre. In general, one or two vases (maximum four) were put in the tomb. There were also some metel objects, such as bracelets made of bronze or of lead, iron razor, iron pins (all these founded items are in the Musée du Cinquantenaire in Brussels). The inhabitants of that period, who were likely sheepherds or farmers didn't have weapons with them because no weapon was found in these tumuluses.
a bit further, there are another site and another cemetery, when you go down towards Limes, at the place called "Les Aisances de Bellefontaine". Whereas, another cemetery of that period was plundered in 1851 and excavated for being saved in 1983