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Latgallian/Latgaļu from Iron Age Latvia. Metal reproductions by Daumants Kalniņš of Seno Rotu Kalve in Cēsis, Latvia. Modeled by his wife. The tunic sleeves were tucked into wide bronze spiral bracelets.

KS2 History Timelines- The Iron Age Timeline Posters

KS2 History Timelines- The Iron Age Timeline Posters

The main frame of the roundhouse would have been made of upright timbers, which were interwoven with coppiced wood - usually hazel, oak, ash or pollarded willow - to make wattle walls. This was then covered with a daub made from clay, soil, straw and animal manure that would weatherproof the house. The roof was constructed from large timbers and densely thatched. All of the domestic life would have occurred within the roundhouse.


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The La Tène culture was a European Iron Age culture named after the archaeological site of La Tène on the north side of Neuenburgersee in Switzerland, where a rich cache of artifacts was discovered by Hansli Kopp in 1857. La Tène culture developed and flourished during the late Iron Age (from 450 BCE to the Roman conquest in the 1st century BCE) in Belgium, eastern France, Switzerland, Austria, Southern Germany, the Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Hungary and Romania.

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Latvian girl The Late Iron Age (9th - 13th century) saw five main tribal realms established in Latvia. The Baltic peoples comprised Sēļi (Selonians), Zemgaļi (Semigallians), Latgaļi (Latgallians), and Kurši (Couronians). In addition the Finno-Ugric Lībieši (Livs) were divided into Livs inhabiting the shores of the country’s principle rivers

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Archaeological reconstruction of Semigalian tribe male and female costumes (IX-XII century, Viking Period or Late Iron Age). Author of the reconstruction - archaeologist PhD Daiva Steponavičienė, Vilnius, Lithuania. Photographer - Ramunė Steponavičiūtė. Costume is exhibited in Joniškis Museum of History and Culture, Lithuania. Original site:

Castell Henllys. "The Iron Age Celts' clothes might have looked like the tartan you see in Scotland and Ireland today, with checks and stripes. The Celts used berries and plants to dye the wool different colours."-BBC

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The entrance of the Iron Age roundhouse

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Iron Age Latgallian/Latgaļu dress and ornament. Baltic from Latvia. Metal reproductions by Daumants Kalniņs of Seno Rotu Kalve in Cēsis, Latvia. His daughter (left) and wife (right) are modeling.

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