Excavations at Levroux (Indre)

Nakala, collection AOrOc

Levroux was excavated between 1968 and 1990. It revealed two successive phases of Celtic urban development in the 2nd and 1st centuries BC.
primary documentation from the excavations.

Project being finalized


- A settlement was discovered and excavated in the plains of the Champagne berrichone region..Artisans and merchants came to the region to export their products and receive imports, such as Italian wine.
- The village moved to the nearest Boischaut hill during the 1st century BC.
The construction of a rampart made of wood, soil and stone and encompassing a zone of 20 hectares – symbol of an urban foundation –, suggests that this change was due to authorities interested in controlling the local productions of the previous city.

Levroux has thus become a model for explaining the urbanization process in all of Celtic Europe. About three hectares of this artisanal city have been excavated. Over five hundred thousand objects were found, including bones and traces of metalwork. Excavation results were published between 1988 and 2000.

L’agglomération artisanale a été fouillée sur environ 3 hectares. Plus de cinq cent mille objets, ossements, de vestiges du travail de métaux, ont été répertoriés.
Les publications se sont échelonnées entre 1988 et 2000.

You should found here all the primary documentation from the excavations.