From a corpus of 687 graves drawn up as part of an INRAP research programme concerning La Tène burial rites in Picardy and its surroundings [ Les gestuelles funéraires au second âge du Fer en Picardie et ses marges], the authors aim to distinguish a possible hierarchy among the monumental burials, which total no more than 5% of the whole. The typology of these monuments, their chronological evolution and the comparison with the data of the material culture represent some of the criteria applied in this line of investigation.