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Today, the term often refers to the cultures, languages and people that are based in Scotland, Ireland, other parts of the British Isles and Brittany in France. He notes that Manx and Cornish originally died out but have now been revived. The relationship between modern-day Celts and their ancient forbearers is a contentious issue that scholars have different opinions about.
Languages change over time, and people move, and how much modern-day Celtic peoples, language and cultures are related to the ancient Celts is an open question.
Nevertheless the Celts, both ancient and modern, have provided humanity with some fantastic art, culture and stories of martial prowess. The Celts were first referenced in texts about 2, years ago. Many of the ancient sources, however, were written by Greeks, Romans and other non-Celts. Evidence indicates that the Celts were spread out across a vast area of continental Europe.
Interesting facts about the ancient Celts
They lived as far east as modern-day Turkey and even served as mercenaries for the Egyptian queen Cleopatra. Remember Me? Forum General Anthropology What did the Ancient celts look like? Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 Last Jump to page: Results 1 to 10 of Thread: What did the Ancient celts look like? Advanced Search. What did the Ancient celts look like? I hope that this hasn't already been posted, if so I apologize. What did the Ancient celts look like before the Norse, Romans, or Germanics came? A celt having red hair is always a big stereotype, however I read somewhere recently that red hair wasn't a true "celtic" trait and that the red hair gene actually came from the Germanics, is this true?
Anyways, I was just thinking about this today and became curious as to what they looked like before outside influence. Reply With Quote.
Given their most accepted origin region I imagine they looked like Bavarians, Austrians and German Swiss people. So mostly brown hair with some significant red haired and blond people as well. Originally Posted by Boudica. Originally Posted by Decimator. I guess they were pred.
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The Celts. Who were the Celts? There were many groups tribes of Celts, speaking a vaguely common language. The word Celt comes from the Greek word, Keltoi , which means barbarians and is properly pronounced as "Kelt". No-one called the people living in Britain during the Iron Age, Celts until the eighteenth century. In fact the Romans called these people Britons , not Celts. The name Celts is a 'modern' name and is used to collectively describe all the many tribes of people living during the Iron Age.
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The Iron Age Celts lived here years before Jesus was born. The period of time in Britain immediately before the Roman period is known as the Iron Age. The name 'Iron Age' comes from the discovery of a new metal called iron. The Celts found out how to make iron tools and weapons. Before the Iron Age the only metal used in Britain to make tools was bronze, which is an alloy of copper and tin hence the Bronze Age. Several hundred years before Julius Caesar, they occupied many parts of central and western Europe, especially what are now Austria, Switzerland, southern France and Spain.