> A Short History of Aveyron
The Rutheni, the Gallic tribe of Rodez the Ancestors of the Aveyronnaise.
The inhabitants of Rodez derived their name from the Rutheni tribe and are called the Ruthenois. They were responsible for stability which lasted for 2500 years. Between the VIII and VI centuries B.C. these wild warriors with their hair the colour of fire, colonised the area which is now Aveyron. Undoubtedly, the country was hospitable then as now.
inhabitants settled and established themselves and grew with their environment
in strength in hilltop fortresses on high ground called oppida.
They were allied to the Avernes, the tribe of Vercingetorix.
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