Kinship and ancestry of the Celts in Baden-Württemberg

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Genetic analyses of Celtic burial mounds from 500 BCE reveal close relationships and provide new insights into the power structures of early Celtic elites

Visualisation of the central grave/main burial of the Hochdorf mound in Baden-Wü
Visualisation of the central grave/main burial of the Hochdorf mound in Baden-Württemberg. ÖLandesmuseum Württemberg, FaberCourtial; Thomas Hoppe (scientific re-construction)

The Celtic culture of the pre-Roman Iron Age in Western and Central Europe has left numerous traces to this day, not least in the form of enormous burial mounds and spectacular archaeological artifacts. Despite this rich legacy, much about this civilization remains hidden from us. ...

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