[Spellyans] Fwd: The development and spread of Celtic
clive.baker at gmail.com
Sat Nov 30 22:09:01 GMT 2013
oooh... now that does sound interesting ... thanks for the info Craig...
will attempt to read and understand it...lol...
On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 9:13 PM, Janice Lobb <janicelobb at gmail.com> wrote:
> I've absolutely no idea whether it is true or not, but it all sounds
> highly plausible. It tells a good story.
> On Sat, Nov 30, 2013 at 12:45 PM, Craig Weatherhill <craig at agantavas.org>wrote:
>> Begin forwarded message:
>> *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>
>> 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.
>> 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
>> 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".
>> I'd be interested to hear what you think.
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