The Celtic settlement of Argentum was located here on the plateau, close to the River Möll. That wasn’t only for reasons of safety. On the northern slopes of Salzkofel peak, silver had been mined since ancient times. It is very likely that many of the Celts from the region, as well as their slaves, were involved in mining, smelting and processing. Silver was very valuable and so there was probably a relatively large group of experienced warriors in the area to provide protection. The proceeds from mining brought a certain degree of wealth to the Celts. But also worries, because the precious metal had to be stored and transported safely.