It's not just the massive earthworks at Maiden Castle that indicate the site was used as a fortified settlement. There are also human skeletal remains, post-holes and above-ground stones, evidence of warfare and agricultural practices, pottery, metal and animal bones. The site gives many clues about the complexity of Celtic society and changes from the early to later Iron Ages. This source-based activity is designed for students of the NSW Ancient History Syllabus.
Preliminary HSC course
Case studies from Egypt, Greece, Rome, Celtic Europe
A8. The Celts