How the Celts Came to Britain: Druids, Ancient Skulls and the Birth of Archaeology
Most of us think that the term `Celt', which describes a race of ancient Britons living in Britain before the Romans, stems from ancient times, but its origins in fact lie in the early 18th century. Controversy still surrounds the use of this term and what it purports to describe, but what this book seeks to learn is when and why the term was coined and how challenges to the use of `Celt' has progressed through to the present day. Michael Morse examines what the cultutal phenomenon was that first characterised people as Celtic, looking at linguistic evidence, ethnology, human remains, monuments and art of the pre-Roman period in Britain. This `history of a concept' is also the story of the way in which people in the past have been categorised and the emergence of modern archaeology.
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