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From: Shane <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Celtic haplogroups
Date: Thu, 06 Nov 2003 11:31:46 -0600
In-Reply-To: <20031106034702.59341.qmail@web41503.mail.yahoo.com>


On 11/5/03 9:47 PM, "Crystal" <> wrote:

>
> Just curious is there a place to see what a Celt looked like?
>
Much is made of the Roman and Greek writers who described the fair skin and
large stature the ancient Celts. That was evidently true for the limited
number of peoples they had contact with. But being "Celtic" is a cultural
thing. Not a genetic thing. Many peoples became Celtic through contact with
other cultures.

As to the other parts of what a Celt looked like such as clothing, there was
a wide range of appearance. Just as you'd expect for a tribal culture.
Believing there is one typical look is like saying the Sioux must look like
the Mohawk since they are both Native American. Here is a good website for
the appearance of the Hallstatt Culture in Austria.

http://www.hallstattzeit.de/


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