Canton of Murviel-les-Béziers, Hérault,
Oppidum on the hill of Montfo, near
the modern village, and occupied from the 6th c. B.C.
to the Roman period. The oldest dwellings explored are
rustic, built of baked bricks, raw clay, or stone, and
accompanied by storage pits dug in the soil. They have
yielded a large quantity of first-class ceramics which
testify to the important commercial role played by this
little settlement throughout Iron Age II. In the 2d and
1st c. the settlement extended to the foot of the oppidum, where recent excavation has turned up stores of
amphorae and carefully constructed buildings.
M. Clavel, Béziers et son territoire dans
(1970) 69, 94; “Informations,” Gallia
6 (1948) 175-77I
; 24 (1966) 486I
; 27 (1969) 396; 29
(1971) 384; 31 (1973) 495.