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Life in the oppidum

Evidence of everyday life in the oppida is conveyed by iron, bronze and ceramic artifacts of everyday use.

Parts of Celtic wardrobe were found in České Lhotice, such as bronze and iron clamps used as fibula from the later La Tène period. Evidence of jewelry and ornaments is confirmed by three fragments of glass necklaces made out of cobalt blue glass and pieces of diverse kinds of glass pearls.

Greek writings as well as a large number of uncovered hygiene suites and hair brushes confirm that the Celts took very good care of their physical appearance. A bronze tweezer and a knife possibly used as a razor found in České Lhotice support this theory.

Ceramic pottery constitutes the majority amount of the archaeological finds. A common Celtic household living in the oppidum was equipped with different sorts of utensils, such as bowls, pots and colanders. The wealthier residences were even equipped with gently-treated goblets or bottles.

The household equipment also included knives or the single uncovered piece of hammer. A small springed key also points to chest and strongbox use.

Stone flour mills were used for the grains. All fourteen found in České Lhotice were made out of phonolite from Kunětická Hora. The Workshops beneath Kunětická Hora were located about 25km by airline from the oppidum.

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