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La Tène(lä tĕn′)
Of or relating to a late Iron Age Celtic civilization dating from the fifth to the first century bc, influenced by contact with Mediterranean civilizations and flourishing throughout most of Europe north of the Alps until the Roman conquests.
[After La Tène, a district at the eastern end of the Lake of Neuchâtel in Switzerland.]
La Tène(læ ˈtɛn)
(Anthropology & Ethnology) 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 decoration. See also Hallstatt
[C20: from La Tène, a part of Lake Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where remains of this culture were first discovered]
La Tène(Fr. la ˈtɛn)
1. designating the period of the European Iron Age that followed the Hallstatt period, roughly from the 5th century b.c. to the 1st century a.d.n.
2. a shallow area at the E end of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland.
Belonging to an Iron Age Celtic culture in Europe dating from the 5th to the 1st century BC, known for a characterictic curvilinear style of decoration used in artifacts.