[T] Simon Urban

[T] Simon Urban

[T] Simon Urban
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Celtic oppidum... The main features of the oppida are the walls and gates, the spacious layout, and usually a commanding view of the surrounding area. The major difference with earlier structures was their much larger size. Earlier hill forts were mostly just a few hectares in area, whilst oppida could encompass several dozen or even hundreds of hectares. They also played a role in displaying the power and wealth of the local inhabitants and as a line of demarcation between the town and the…

According to Jane McIntosh, the "impressive ramparts with elaborate gateways . were probably as much for show and for controlling the movement of people and goods as for defense"