posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 07:04 AM
Originally posted by steveknows
reply to post by Freedom_is_Slavery
The ring and headband look Celtic so his first idea if them being Hallstatt is probably correct. I think they're celts
Celtic history and culture is... very much my thing (topic of my PhD thesis actually), and while these artefacts have been dated to the Hallstatt
period, they don't actually strike me as being typical of that era. They share a similar quality of craftsmanship, but the designs... don't seem
to fit, particularly the headdress. Hallstatt designs are typically quite... organic. What I mean by that is that they tend to flow, swirl, and ebb
into one another; they're based on observations of life and nature and reflect the same. With that in mind, Hallstatt culture doesn't depict a lot
of squares and dots; more curves, swirls and so on.
You'd expect too, particularly in a headdress, to find symbols of power, which are conspiciously absent from these images. Suggestions that these
people died from some form of asphyxiation don't fit the descriptions either. People with the knowledge of how to use a forge to create items that
beautiful don't accidentally asphyxiate themselves while using the instruments of their profession.
I'd love to know more about this site. I'm riveted.