I think that language is the safest marker of all for Celtic A. The
transmission of other features is more likely among people who share the
same language and languages affect thoughts.
> Hello all
> I think in light of genetic genealogy, we may need to
> rethink the term Celt as it has been used by scholars
> in the past. I concur with Kenneth, while at the same
> time, I think John is onto something with his Celtic A
> and B...there might even be a Celtic C.
> If "Celt" is a cultural distinction, -what things
> comprise a distinct culture, and what markers do we
> use to identify that culture as distinct from all
> others? Certainly, genetics play a role in that
> process, as is being indicated in these first early
> genealogical genetic studies.
> --- Kenneth Smith <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> ... Celtic is
>> first and
>> formost a cultural distinction, denoting language,
>> possibly religion to some extent, and certain values
>> which came
>> out of the cultural milieu of the ancient Celtic
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