The Archaeology of Celtic Art

  title={The Archaeology of Celtic Art},
  author={Dennis Harding},
1. Introduction: Definitions, Material and Context 2. 'An Art with No Genesis': The Later Bronze Age Background 3. The La Tene Early Styles: Origins and Influences 4. The La Tene Developed Styles 5. The Art of the Swordsmith 6. The Later La Tene Relief Styles 7. Insular British Art to the Roman Conquest 8. La Tene and non-La Tene in Ireland 9. South-West Europe and the Celtiberians 10. Later Styles and Romanization 11. Late Insular Art in Britain and Ireland 12. Conclusions: Archaeology and… 
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