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From: Shane <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Questions about R1b, H and Celtic
Date: Wed, 05 Nov 2003 16:18:02 -0600
In-Reply-To: <3FA96A2A.000003.01832@computer>

On 11/5/03 3:22 PM, "Debby Peare" <> wrote:

> 4) What areas in Europe are considered "celtic" in origin?

Throw a dart at Europe and if it lands above the Mediterranean and below
Scandinavia, between the Black Sea and the Atlantic, it was Celtic at one
time or the other.

The earliest period thought to be identifiably Celtic is the Hallstatt
period, roughly 800-500BC. The center of the early Hallstatt culture was an
area including Austria in the east and eastern France as the western border.
This culture spread across Europe. There are earlier (Urnfield) Celtic finds
scattered across Europe. But Hallstatt and the later La Tene periods are
thought of as the height of ancient Celtic culture.

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