Oppida

Front cover for Introductions to Heritage Assets: Oppida

Introductions to Heritage Assets

An introduction to oppida (Late Iron Age enclosed and unenclosed settlements, some having the characteristics of early towns).

Descriptions of enclosed oppida, territorial oppida, unenclosed oppida, and their development and a brief chronology follow. There are frequent stratigraphical and spatial associations between oppida and a wide range of pre-existing and later structures. Perhaps the most commonly observed association is between oppida and earlier, later prehistoric enclosures.

Contents

  • Summary
  • Introduction
  • History of research
  • Description
  • Chronology
  • Associations
  • Further reading
  • Where to get advice

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