[Spellyans] Fwd: The development and spread of Celtic

Craig Weatherhill craig at agantavas.org
Sat Nov 30 12:45:01 GMT 2013



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> From: Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>
> Subject: The development and spread of Celtic
> Date: 2013 Mys Du 30 12:40:54 GMT+00:00
> To: Michael Everson <everson at evertype.com>, Nicholas Williams <njawilliams at gmail.com>, Ray Chubb <ray at spyrys.org>
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> This is a précis of the hypothesis developed by Prof. Sir Barry Cunliffe and Dr John Koch, which (at long last) turns the old idea on its head.
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> By running linguistic and archaeological research together, this hypothesis makes a great deal more sense than the "Early Iron Age central-European origins" first postulated in the 17th century, and which has lingered without being seriously questioned for far too long.  The old theory concentrated upon the supposed movement of peoples, rather than the spread of trade and techniques requiring a common language to deal with its complexities.
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> Koch and Cunliffe are currently attempting to pin down dating even more firmly than they have (if that is possible).  However, if this hypothesis is reasonably correct, then Cornwall's Neolithic megalith-builders spoke an early form of Q-Celtic and, therefore, no surviving structures can be called "pre-Celtic".
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> I'd be interested to hear what you think.
> 
> Craig

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