A story of a ditch

A view of the ditch infill together with microscans of thin sections from different layers

The use of settlement space at Celtic oppida is related to the understanding of the sustainability of the functioning of a particular culture. These questions are becoming increasingly topical nowadays. This issue has been long in the focus of a geoarchaeological team also working on the Czech Science Foundation project "Oppidum as an Urban Landscape: Multidisciplinary Approach to the Exploration of Spatial Structure intra muros", the member of which is Assoc. Prof. Lenka Lisá of the Institute of Geology CAS. Recently, they published a study in the international journal Plos One (IF 2.776). This study discusses questions connected with the function of the ditch delimiting the enigmatic part of the Celtic oppidum of Bibracte in SE France. For additional details see here.