originally posted by: Noinden
a reply to: tikbalang
A few things to be very careful of:
(2) Celtic, is a very broad term, coveirng a whole heap of peoples. Their cultures are similar, but not the same. Gauls and Gaels speak different
branches of the language, and had some differences in culture (for example).
I agree. True Celts stem from Austria in archeology sites like Hallstatt. True Celts would behead their enemies and preserve the severed heads in jars
of cedar oil. Then in their homes, they would display the jars of preserved heads as trophies. Hallstatt is full of such heads, so you could call true
When German royalty took over England, such as the last two bloodlines of British royalty, they tried to legitimize their rule by suggesting a land
migration of all Brits from Celts. They pushed a false pretense of Celts.
Primarily, there are archeological finds all over the British Isles of skulls in shrines. And thus they tried to claim it was the same as the Celts of
Austria and Germany. It was politically motivated.
But the skull finds in the British Isles are nothing like the Celts of Hallstatt. Skulls in the British Isles are excarnated skulls. They removed the
flesh of the dead from the bones and skulls. The bones and skulls were polished. Bones of the dead were bundled and usually placed in a corner of a
house foundation or under a sleeping mat. Then the polished skull was set in a shrine to honor a dead loved relative
True Celts from Hallstatt left the flesh intact on severed heads, preserved in cedar oil in jars. This was done to their enemies
Then the time differences are vast. The first excarnated skulls and bone bundles in the British Isles carbon date to c. 7000 B.C.E. in West Ireland
(source: PBS "Ireland").
Hallstatt and the true Celts only date to a mere 800-450 B.C.E. There's a 6000 year difference between the two groups.
It was wishful thinking of Germanic-rooted British royalty to try to claim that the common British people allegedly came from the Germanic Celts just
because of head-skull finds. British Isles skulls exist for thousands of years before the Celts of Austria and Germany.
Which brings the final factor: boat groups. So many times people try to push ridiculous land migrations which are far-fetched. 75% of the world's
human population lives along the coast. 3/4ths of the human race lives seaside.
And that's because humanity has been migrating coast to coast by boats for thousands of years. Any historian that tries to push a story of land
migration across snow covered, dangerous mountainous terrains of large groups of people is simply ridiculous.
The majority of people migrated along the coasts, which is why 75% of humanity lives seaside.
As for the excarnated skulls in the British Isles that began to appear 7000 B.C.E., it was a boat migration. Excarnated skulls appeared on Cyprus, the
Levant, and Egypt 7500 B.C.E., then Spain, Portugal, France and the British Isles by 7000 B.C.E.
By 6000-5500 B.C.E., the excarnated skulls in the Levant were plastered with white skin and red ochre paint on their craniums, because they were red
heads. So excarnated skulls 7500-7000 B.C.E. indicates a massive coastal migration of red heads from Cyprus and the Levant into Spain, Portugal,
France, Ireland, England and Scotland.
They were ancient red headed mariners that predate the Celts of Austria by over 6000 years.
To be accurate of origins of groups, one needs to present a lineage of seaside-boat migration. Afterall, 75% of the world's population lives seaside
and they didn't migrate over high mountains of impossible terrains. They migrated by boat.