added by archaeologs An Iron Age promontory fort in Languedoc, southern France. It had defences of Cyclopean masonry from the early 4th century bc and well laid-out stone houses. Both defences and houses are very similar to those found on Greek settlements in the area (see Marseilles). Large storage jars and silos excavated into the tufa were probably for grain or water. Nearby is a large cremation cemetery of the 3rd century, with the cremated remains placed in urns.
The Macmillan dictionary of archaeology, Ruth D. Whitehouse, 1983