Direct proof of soil cultivation is missing. From a contemporary point of view,the position of the location is definitely not ideal for cereal cultivation. However, it is hard to imagine that all stocks of cereal would be imported from low-land urban sites. The closest one was situated at 10km from the oppidum. The inhabitants of the oppidum had to sustain themselves at least in some measure with their own agricultural production. The uncovered scythe could have been used for the harvest as well as for cutting grass. The digging spade could have been used to maintain the flower-beds or gardens.
Stock-raising was the second means of subsistence. Regarding the unsuitable soil conditions, animal skeletons have rarely survived and been conserved. If they have, they were f in a very bad state. In spite of that, we can say that local people kept ox, pigs and sheep or goats. Their meals were occasionally variegated by wild-boar meat. Relics of horse skeletons support their utility for riding and for conveyance.
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