In this paper we present an aspect of the study of funeral practices that has not yet been considered in our previous works on this subject. Working on burial sites requires a thorough overhaul of the various printed sources, and the cross-checking of these with the data obtained from the systematic collection of pertinent objects. Once these results established, it becomes possible to classify very short chronological sequences. From the combinations, it is possible then to point out the common features and the blanks. We have thus attempted to sum up the different situations found in the “départements” of the Champagne-Ardenne region – adding for obvious reasons the eastern part of the Aisne. The broad outline of this study is based on the local charts that we have drawn up for each “département”. The break at the beginning of the 4th century B.C. shows itself clearly as a general phenomenon, except in some very specific areas of the Marne. Taken in conjunction with those objects that constitute ethnographic markers, the geographical distribution enables us to determine the main lines of the evolution of these populations. Finally, in this very vast area that is sometimes regarded as a monolithic one, we notice some very large variations among which the area occupied by the 5th century B.C.’s Marnian is easily recognisable.