Sunday, October 14, 2001, 5:22:35 PM, you wrote:
> Hi Doug,
> Doug Weller schrieb:
> Thus, I did not put in a private email of yours into my public post to
> the list, but wrote a public reply to a public email.
Yep, sorry, it's been a long confusing day for me.
>> I'd argue that British archaeology recognises considerable cultural
>> differences in the area between Southeast England and Ireland and
> Well, in some discussions, even more areas have been claimed to be
> considerably different, but in fact, the exact number of "different"
> areas doesn't really matter. In the end, we still have to explain why
> those different areas appear to be so similar in most aspects but
> material culture.
>> I'd also point out that Simon James is but the most well
>> known commentator on this issue, which is basically a refutation of
>> earlier mass invasion hypotheses (although James has some facinating
>> things to say on the creation of ethnic identities).
> Well, I'd recommend Sian Jones "The Archaeology of Ethnicity" on the
> matter of the creation of ethnic identities, from which James actually
> has a lot of his ideas.
Thanks, I'll take a look at that.
> BTW, this is another point: The ancient Celts definitly were not _one_
> ethnic group, but definitly many differing ethnic groups. But this
> doesn't need to be argued at all, as one only needs to read the
> historical sources on the "ancient Celts", where this is as plainly
> evident as it can be.
>> Hill (of Hill and Cumberpatch) and Collis are others whose work is
> Well, I had some clashes with John Collis on this already several years
> ago, when he was visiting professor in Vienna. Little has changed since,
> in his opinion and in my reaction to it, as far as I can say. In fact,
> from the continental perspective, this whole discussion is nonsense. The
> central argument of the Celtosceptics, that what we call "the Celts" did
> never exist as "one ethnic group", is known to be a fact for at least
> two millenia.
Now to convince that lot in Britain and America about this. The
reason that there are 'Celtoskeptics' is that there is a group who
thinks there was one Celtic ethnic identiy.
By the way, that reminds me of one ridiculous event, what is your reaction to the charges of genocide against
> And that this is irrelevant for modern Celticity, is as
> much a given as it is that it is irrelevant for the modern English
> wether Angles and Saxons originally were two separate ethnic groups or
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