Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The Celts: Who They Were and What They Did

Identifying the European Iron Age people known as Celts is one of the most difficult task historians and anthropologists have undertaken.

Given that the Celts had no written language – their history was orally transmitted – all we have to go on are the writings of Greek and Roman historians as well as excavated sites and artifacts. The classical works cannot be altogether trusted for the Celts were considered barbarians by and were the enemies of both the Greek and Romans

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