[Spellyans] Fwd: The development and spread of Celtic

Janice Lobb janicelobb at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 21:13:11 GMT 2013


I've absolutely no idea whether it is true or not, but it all sounds highly
plausible. It tells a good story.
Jan


On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:

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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.
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> Craig
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