Reconstruction of an Oppidum

Archaeological 3D reconstruction of an ancient Celtic settlement in Schwarzenbach, Austria

More than 2000 years ago Celtic settlers chose the tallest hill in Schwarzenbach, Austria to build a fortified settlement upon. An Oppidum, a fortified Iron Age settlement, gives its inhabitants excellent protection from potential attackers. In Schwarzenbach and its periphery the iron deposits were plenty which led to an enormous armour and tool manufacturing industry. (The main reason trees are not to be found on the visualizations.)
During a siege the rampart was set on fire and got destroyed which probably caused the residents to abandon their settlement.

Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Archaeological Prospection and Virtual Archaeology (LBI ArchPro), Dr. Wolfgang Neubauer

ORF article

Celtic Settlement 

Living on the top. This visualization shows how the Iron Age settlement in Schwarzenbach Austria might have looked liked.

Bronze Age Rampart

Iron Age Rampart

A observation tower integrated in a wall from the Iron Age