Paul Wagner wrote:
> When you read early (pre 1960's) books they say a lot about "dark
> celts" - small, swarthy, black haired and dark eyed people, not only
> in Ireland but also in Wales and Scotland. The explanation i've seen
> given several times is that they are probably the genetic remnants of
> pre pre-Celtic britons, same race of pre-indoeuropeans as the
Sigh. Don't use "Britons" to mean people who lived in what's now
Britain BEFORE the Celtic Britons arrived there to lend their name to
that island. And there's no need to assume that all pre-Indo-Europeans
anywhere in Europe were of the same race.
Do the archeologists know whether the pre-Celtic inhabitants of
Ireland were non-Indo-European, anyway?