The detailed study of burial sites, a series of scientific symposia, and the comprehensive synthesis covering the Aisne-Marne area have together yielded an already considerable body of evidence concerning the evolving practice of ceramic deposits between the 5th and 3rd centuries B.C. in the Champagne district. Multiple avenues of exploration have been opened.

A new fairly large corpus yielded by recent preventive excavations enables us to re-examine a number of questions and to suggest a direct comparison with the domestic ware. This paper focuses on certain aspects of the burial rites and their meaning: presence or absence of an offering; the number of vessels, and how they were chosen. The important changes in offering practices at the transition between Hallstatt and La Tène (number, size and kind of recipients), the “rupture des 4 vases” in Early La Tène, the large proportion of already used ware and the various combinations in which the different recipients appear, such are, among others, the main questions presented and discussed.