The creation, in 2007, of a business park in the urban district of Villers-Bocage (Somme) revealed a burial site in which some of the graves had retained traces of an internal architecture or surface features.

Because of the fast-growing motorway infrastructure and other developments related to the growth of the urban district of Amiens, the area in which this discovery is located provides the best information in the Somme district concerning La Tène burials. With the presentation of the Villers-Bocage burials, we propose a review of the question of funeral architecture in this micro-region and, more comprehensively, in the north-west of Picardy (excluding the coastal fringe), to be assessed in the context of the larger picture that emerges from the study of Picardy as a whole (Gransar & Malrain, in this book).