Malcolm Grandis wrote :-
>> How do we "know" what any of these peoples looked like. Moreover,
>> who's to say that all picts or celts were identical? Again, we've
>> come up with the unresolvable problem of identifying ethnic/cultural
>> groups in the past. It is a shame that we are still so concerned
>> with categorizing peoples on the basis of rather spruious
>> characteristics. Do we actually learn anything about social
>> practices and relations by endlessly reworking names and appearances?
>The Classical people such as the Greeks and Romans described the Celts and
>Picts quite well as do the Old Irish legends.
I don't know any Old Irish legends which described the Picts, at
least in anyway differently than they would any other Gael. Do you
have references to descriptions of Picts in O.I.?
>See the web page below to see what the
>Celts on the English Mainland looked like!
Where is the "English Mainland", I wonder? Kind of an odd
contradiction of terms... Could he possibly mean the little
island of Britain? Only an Englishman could call it the
mainland, or mistake England for the whole of Britain. Or
perhaps he means the aboriginal Celtic inhabitants who lived
in the region of Britain now forming the country of England.