The Celtic Myth

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Mannan
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Re: The Celtic Myth

Postby Mannan » 11 May 2014, 10:15

It's intriguing how in places like the Czech Republic, there has been a resurgent interest in their 'Celtic' past. In the Balkans, the tribal identity is 'Slavic', yet the archaeology suggests an important influence of 'Celtic' material culture. Although 'Celtic' (after John Toland and Edward Lhuyd) seems to have become a byword for old-school pagan belief, Irish christians played a curiously significant role in evangelising and converting the Anglo-Saxon and Frankish kingdoms. It is certainly a confused term, and I think Barry Cunliffe and colleagues are right to use terms like 'Atlantic' in describing NW and W European material cultures - possibly N European ones too.

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Re: The Celtic Myth

Postby Snægl » 11 May 2014, 13:50

One of my favorite jokes from archaeological field school:
One rock=a rock.
Two rocks=a line.
Three rocks=a wall!
Four rocks in an anomalous configuration=religious structure!!! :o
Yep. Archaeologists are really just that deep. ;)
Forþan bið andgit æghwær selest ferðes foreþanc. :zen:
Therefore, in every respect understanding is best, and deliberation of spirit.
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