Pronunciation: ( Fr. la ten'), [key]
1. Archaeol.designating the period or culture of the late Iron Age typified by the structural remains, swords, tools, utensils, etc., found at La Tène. Cf. Hallstattan.
2. a shallow area at the E end of the Lake of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, where these remains were found.
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