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French archaeologists have uncovered the graves of 30 Gaulish warriors buried more than two millennia ago, yielding a treasure of weapons and jewelry.

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Deutsche Welle (Sep. 23, 2012) — An archaeologist studying a Celtic burial mound in Germany has discovered that it was not only a grave site, but a huge astronomical chronometer. The prince's grave at its center is part of a gigantic calendar. We ask Dr. Matteo Valleriani why archaeological findings are important for people today. DW: Dr. Valleriani, thanks for joining us! The Celts were much more highly-developed than we had believed. But why is developing a calendar so significant in terms of science or technology? Dr. Valleriani: Calendars are the expression of the need to find regularities in nature. On the basis of such natural regularities, you can organize a group, or one group can organize itself. And especially it can organize the resources that the group needs to survive over time - like in reference to agriculture, which is the basic connection between calendars and human activities over millennia. DW: What you are saying is that it is important for humans to know how to arrange themselves. Is it
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