I think another study is even more apropos than the one I
recommended at first, and that is "Back-tracking from Babel:
Genetics and the Indo-European Languages"
In this lecture one is exposed to recent scholarship regarding
Europe in the Paleolithic and Mesolithic eras in which scholars
attempt to account for how the Indo-European languages came to the
continent and they use the mapping of the human genome to assist.
Of principal concern in this study is the enigma of the Celtic
peoples, being the westernmost example of the Indo-European
language. You will read the discussion of why the traditional East
to West "invasion" theory is discounted in favor of the newer
theory: The Paleolithic Continuity Theory.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Bruce L. Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Tuesday, February 05, 2008 12:07 AM
Subject: Re: Thinking Celtic (was Re: Old list memories)
>I downloaded it and it was failry interesting. However, there was
> another paper on the same page that was interesting also:
> Mystery Men of Europe: Gypsies, Basques and Vanished Picts
> Bruce L. Jones
> The Mojave Desert - The Geographic Center of Nowhere
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: CELTIC-L - The Celtic Culture List.
>> [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Kenneth Smith
>> Sent: Monday, February 04, 2008 12:06 PM
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>> Subject: Re: Thinking Celtic (was Re: Old list memories)
>> Well that much is currently in doubt, whether the Celts are
>> invaders who only appeared in the iron age or are aboriginal to
>> the commonly known "British Isles."
>> I refer the list to a genetic and anthropological study at
>> <http:www.bobhay.net>, select the link for .U3A courses, then
>> link for "Genes, Genealogy, and the Migrations of Man." One of
>> downloadable course lectures is "The Nation Which Never Was:
>> and The Making of a Modern Myth" referring to the great expanse
>> land which the tribal Celtic peoples inhabited yet without any
>> unifying institutions other than those of language, religion,
>> tribal structure.