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Native Ethnicities Within Britain

Friday 05 October 2007 at 12:28 pm The word Celt is derived from Keltoi, the most powerful tribe of the Hallstatt culture (Salzburg, Upper Autstria). The ancient historian, Hecateus, reported that these people called themselves Keltoi (517BC) and Julius Caesar said that the Gauls referred to themselves as Celtae. But the Celtic people existed before the name was applied to them. It is thought that they originated in the Steppes, migrating west around 1500BC, but we must also consider the presence of the tartan clad Celtic Indo-Europeans in China 3000 years ago, and the Nordic mummies also found there (Takla Makan) 4000 years ago (before the Asiatic types got there). It could be the case that the Celts came from Scandinavia. This would be consistent with the extremely Nordic physical appearance of the Celts of La Tene. (more)