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La Tène

[ French la-ten ]
/ French la ˈtɛn /
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adjective
Archaeology. designating the period or culture of the late Iron Age typified by the structural remains, swords, tools, utensils, etc., found at La Tène.Compare Hallstattan.
noun
a shallow area at the E end of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where these remains were found.
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Origin of La Tène

First recorded in 1885–90
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British Dictionary definitions for La Tène

La Tène
/ (læ ˈtɛn) /

adjective
of or relating to a Celtic culture in Europe from about the 5th to the 1st centuries bc, characterized by a distinctive type of curvilinear decorationSee also Hallstatt

Word Origin for La Tène

C20: from La Tène, a part of Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where remains of this culture were first discovered
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