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c.500 Celts of Gaul arrive in BRITAIN and gradually overrun it from now to 100. by 500 be
450 TTPC, bk
c.500 Λ LANGUAGE V:  Most inhabitants of western British Isles speak some form of Insular Celtic. by 500 wikPB
c.500 Λ WHEELED VEHICLES appear in Britain. 500 B76 5-970, SHT 1-211
c.500 Phoenician alphabet evidenced in Ireland. 500 GHH
c.500 IRON working is now common in Scandinavia and Germany. 500 TTT
c.500 Cornish TIN is traded internationally.  TIN deposits of south Brittany are worked, but later abandoned because of Spanish competition. 500
SHT 1-589
c.500 Influx of Celts into southwestern Spain (Andalusia) causes the spoken Λ LANGUAGE to change from Phoenician to Celtic.   (See return 538) by 500 mxfld
c.500 Trade items from Massilia travel up the Rhone valley and are welcomed as prestige objects in northern Europe. 500 eah
c.500 VIX, Burgundy:  Rich burial containing dismantled wagon, Greek and Etruscan imports. 500 PW 16
c.500 PRAGUE, Bohemia, inhabited by Celts until 200. 500 B76 14-944
c.500 4 wheeled wagons in Rhineland and Marne area replaced by carts and chariots. 500 PAE 238
c.500 GENEVA is now a fortified settlement under Allobrogues. 500 B76 7-1011
c.485 Scythian/Thracian war from 496 ends with treaty establishing Danube as boundary. 485 vrb
c.450 Carthaginian discovery voyages into the Atlantic. 5th cen. wikTpR
c.450 BRITAIN (or at least Brittany) discovered by Carthaginian HAMILCO while looking for tin. 500 CDCC 107 460 GHH
450 WPOT 277
c.450 Maiden CastleMAIDEN CASTLE, a hill fort in south Dorset from 600 covering 16 acres, expanded to 47 acres, making it the largest hill fort in Britain. 450 wikMC
350-41 TTS
c.450 Mass migration of Celtic-speakers of northern Europe southward. 450 eah
c.450 2nd CASTRO VILLAGE culture appears in Galicia and northern Portugal. 5th cen. wikTpR
c.450 Spain:.  Celtic Calaicians or Gallaeci inhabit all the region above the Douro river (modern Galicia and northern Portugal). 5th cen. wikTpR
c.450 TAVIRA south Portugal, abandoned from 510, resettled by Tartesians until ?. 5th cen. wikTpR
c.450 1st COINS V minted in Spain. 5th cen. wikTpR
c.450 IRON AGE in Europe 900-?
HALLSTATT period from 900, 2nd half from 750 ends.

2nd Stage:  LA TENE (Gaulish) cultures emerge in west and central Europe and Switzerland until ?.  Celtic votive offerings, imports from classical world, including Etruscans.  Burials include chariots and weapons, but not as rich as Hallstatt Period.  Art shows curves and patterns, but no pictures.  LA TENE period lasts in Gaul until 58, Bohemia until 20, Austria until 15.
480 PW 16
450 B76 2-449, 615, CDCC 414, MCAW 126, TAWH 17, rcCE, vrb
c.450 AUSTRIA & BOHEMIA, under Hallstatt Celts from 600, occupied by La Tene Celts, Austria until 15, Bohemia until 20. 450 rcCE
c.450 TYROL (region in eastern Alps), occupied by Italics from 1250, occupied by La Tene Celts until 320. 450 rcCE
c.450 LA TENE Period-A begins until 390.  Celtic tradition first encounters Greco-Etruscan imports and ideas.  Designs characterized by S-shapes, spirals, and round patterns symetrically applied. 450-400 B76 VI-67
c.440 Λ SCANDINAVIA:  in Bronze Age from 1800, enters Λ Iron Age. 500 B76 16-304, TTT, wikIAS
400 B76 16-305, wikPRIA, wikSP
c.425 SLAVONIA (area between Sava and Drava Rivers) occupied by Hallstatt Celts from 625, occupied by La Tene Celts until 10CE. 425 rcWB
c.410 Carthaginian colonies in Iberia rebel. 410 wikAnCar
c.400 Early Iron Age in Britain ends.  Began 700(Parallel to Hallstatt C on continent)Middle Iron Age begins until 100. 400 wikBIA
c.400 BELIN king of Celts in Britain, rebuilds earth wall around a few dozen huts at confluence of Walbrook & Thames.  Builds small landing on south side of the wall with a gate to permit entry called Belin's Gate, later Billingsgate. 400 TTPC
c.400 La Tene migrations to Ireland begin. 400 wikB
c.400 SPAIN:  Further development of strong Celtic influences and migrations in western Spain north of the Tagus river.
The Autrigones, Turmodigi and Belli, migrate from Gaul, overruning the area of Cantabria and Burgos, where they establish their first capital Autraca or Austraca, at the banks of the river Autra (Odra). They also gain an outlet to the sea by seizing from the Caristii further east the coastal highland region between the rivers Ason and Nervion, in the Vizcaya and Alava Basque provinces.
The Belli settle along the lower Jalon river valley alongside their neighbors and clients, the Titii.
400 wikTpR
c.400 Iron working evidenced in Denmark. 400 B76 6-1062
c.400 Bronze FILES combining curved and flat surfaces used in Europe. 400 B76 8-619
c.400 MORAVIA, under Hallstatt Celts from 600, occupied by La Tene Celts until 20. 400 rcCE
c.400 SLOVAKIA (Carpathian mountains north of Hungary, east of Moravia and Czech Republic, west of Galitzia and Ukraine, and south of Poland) under Thracians from 700, occupied by La Tene Celts until 100. 400 rcCE
c.400 Celts move into eastern Alps.  They will found the kingdom of Noricum. 400 B76 2-449
c.400 WHEEL-MADE VASES appear in Danube and upper Rhine basins. 400 SHT 1-203
c.390 LA TENE Period-A from 450 ends.  Period-B begins until 300.  Celtic unity is dissolved by migrations.  Popular items include long iron swords, lanceheads, heavy knives.  Burial by flat inhumation in coffins or covering with stone heaps. 400-390 B76 VI-67
c.390 Gauls resume expansion over Europe. 390 vrb
c.389 MASSILIA on south coast of Gaul, attacked by Gauls, allies with Rome. 389 CAH 7.2 388 GHH
c.350 CIOMBAOTH becomes king of Ulster until 346. 350 rcI
c.350 WALES, under Bronze Age Celto-Ligurians from 2100, comes under La Tene Gauls until 77CE. 350 rcW
c.350 Many hill forts in Britain go out of use and the remaining ones are reinforced. 350 wikPB
c.350 Falcata sword FALCATA type SWORD used by Spaniards.  The grip is typically hook-shaped, the end often stylized in the shape of a horse or a bird.  There is often a thin chain connecting the hooked butt of the Iberian with the hilt.  Usually single-edged, but double-edged falcatas have been found. 4th cen. wikFl

c.350 Spanish dagger SPANISH DAGGER used 4th-2nd centuries BCE.  4th cen. wikPg

c.350 New wave of Celts into Spain enter deep into Portuguese territory and settle in the Alentejo, also penetrating into the Algarve just south of it. 4th cen. wikTpR
c.350 Hjortspring BoatHjortspring Boat (43' x 6'), a clinker-built wooden boat designed as a large canoe, tapered at both ends, modeled after hide boats, on island of Als in southern Denmark.  Oldest find of a wooden plank ship in Scandinavia.  When found, it contains weapons and armor, including 131 Celtic shields, 33 crafted shield bosses, 138 spearheads of iron, 10 iron swords, and remains of several mailcoats.  Its sinking has been interpreted as a deliberate votive offering. Photo

4-300 wikHjB
300 wikSwB
c.350 TURDULI and TURDETANI, probably descendants of the Tartessians, are established in the area of the Guadiana river, in south Portugal, but celtized. 4th cen. wikTpR
c.350 SOUTHWEST SPAIN:  A series of cities in the Algarve, such as Balsa (Tavira), Baesuris (Castro Marim), Ossonoba (Faro) and Cilpes (Silves), are inhabited by the Cynetes or Cunetes progressively mingled with Celtic populations.  The Lusitani (probably proto-Celt) inhabit the area between the Douro and Tagus rivers (and progressively penetrate the High Alentejo).  They are west of the Vettones (also probably proto-Celt). 4th cen. wikTpR
c.350 SARMATIANS enter Scythian territory, found Little Scythia in Dacia. 350 T1H 70
c.346 CIOMBAOTH, king of Ulster from 350, ends.  MACHAD the Red-Maned succeeds until 339. 346 rcI
c.339 MACHAD the Red-Maned, king of Ulster from 346, ends.  EOCHU-I the Sharp succeeds until 319. 339 rcI
c.335 ALEX-III crosses Danube, interviews some Celts near the Adriatic, defeats the Getae, re-establishes control over barbarians, recrosses Danube. 335 B76 1-469, 2-615, 8-373, spring CAH 6-795, DGRG 1-742, 927, MCAW 166, RAH 317, lvLx, wikLx
c.332 FERGUS-I founds Celtic monarchy of Scotland. 332 GHH
c.325 Pytheas of Massilia, sails along coast of Flanders and Holland on his way to the amber island Helgoland.  He says that in these regions, more people die in the struggle against water than in the struggle against men. 334 DGRG 1-314
c.325 THULE (Norway?) and Britain identified by sailor Pytheas of Massilia. 330 TToH
325 OCD 957
c.325 AKRA LEUKE "White Summit" (now Alicante), Carthaginian settlement from ?, refounded by Phocaean Greeks. 325 brtA
c.325 BEER in Britain made from grain and honey, reported by Pytheas of Massilia.   (See Sophocles 450) 320 brgne
c.320 Pytheas of Massilia publishes  Ocean  and  Periplus .  Describes tin mining in Cornwall, Goths collecting amber on the shores of the Baltic, Thule, astronomical observations determining latitude.  Says Britons are renowned wheat farmers.  Only fragments remain. 320
MCAW 175 no date: wikPB
c.320 TYROL (mountainous western corridor of Austria), occupied by La Tene Celts from 450, becomes frontier between Italics and Gauls until 250. 320 rcCE
c.319 EOCHU-I the Sharp, king of Ulster from 339, ends.  HUNAMUN succeeds until 318. 319 rcI
c.318 HUNAMUN, king of Ulster from 319, ends.  CONCHOBHAR-I succeeds until 288. 318 rcI
c.310 Celts begin minting Λ COINS.  (See Rome 310) late 4th cen.: nmsm
400-100 stncr     300 PW 16
c.308 BRITAIN circumnavigated by Pytheas of Massilia, who places HIBERNIA (Ireland) correctly on his map.  He also discovers THULE (either Iceland or Norway). 310-06 OCD 514
300 CDCC 107, 337

Europe 300-201