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From: Havelock Vetinari <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] The Irish are not celts, say experts (fwd)
Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2004 10:07:31 -0400
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On Fri, 10 Sep 2004 09:22:42 +0800 (WST), Bret Busby <> wrote:
> Resending - third attempt - hopefully this will get to the list. Had to
> edit out cited passages from the posting to which I am responding, to
> cut down on length, and then to modify the wording, to adapt to no
> longer having the passages that I had cited from the posting to which I
> was responding.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 11:46:39 +0800 (WST)
> It is my understanding, from the little of history of which I am aware,
> that no such thing as a "Celtic race", existed; that the term "Celts"
> was created to describe a group of tribes, with some commonalities, such
> as the ability to mine and smelt metals, etc.
> It is also my understanding, that people who have referred to "Celts",
> have referred to the existence, current or past, of seven "Celtic
> nations"; Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Cornwall, the Isle of Man, Brittany,
> and the Iberian Peninsula of Spain.
> I do not know Spanish geography, but, is the Iberian Peninsula,
> anywhere near the cited "Pyrenees in Spain", as mentioned in the
> original posting about the study, or the other mentioned parts of Spain?
> If so, would that not mean that the study has proven links between
> "Celtic nations", with the stated connections between the Irish people
> and the references to Spain?
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