Totalling over 400 linear km, the projected road and motorway developments throughout Picardy and especially in the Somme département , have radically altered our perception  of Iron Age II land occupation. The enclosure ditches of dozens of agricultural settlements, sometimes adjoining one another, have been identified and excavated, yielding a vast amount of data. An analytical catalogue giving the situation and the type of settlement, the structures encountered and the activities evidenced sets out to give a complete picture, which is anything but a uniform and coherent image of the Gaulish population. The emphasis is placed on certain sites, either because of their value as models, or because on the contrary they display atypical features.

Traduction : Margaret & Jean-louis CADOUX