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From: Janet Crawford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Who is Celt ?
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 10:52:59 +0000
That is an interesting map, and thank you for it. It becomes very
apparent that the Bell Beakers controlled the traffic system in Europe
proper, the rivers, allowing power and wealth to flow. But things
appear to be different in England where they seem safe to spread out
and occupy much of the island making it more of a "homestead" area.
On Sat, Dec 11, 2010 at 9:48 AM, Didier VERNADE
> The questions on Celts are many. A recent paper by Patrice Brun (in french) may bring some new lights. A map is central to the paper. Here is a link to the map only (no need to understand french !) :
> Here is a link to a pdf version of the article :
> What's on the map ? The pink areas are localizations of the so-called Bell Beakers network ("reseau Campaniforme" in french) ; from the article , it might be the origin of the 2 subsequent domains : "Atlantic" and "North Alpine" . The red line is showing the area known to speak celtic at the La Tene period.
> Let's forget about the exact origin at early bronze age. For this post, I would like to focus on middle bronze age. The main idea is that the Atlantic domain was at that time predominant because they had easy copper and Tin ressources to produce a high quality bronze. The north Alpine domain is also near other mines for copper and tin. These 2 domains may represent the 2 linguistic domains known as "q-celtic" and "p-celtic".
> At iron age, ther is a sharp change because iron isn't easily available for those of the Atlantic side. rather , the North Alpine group may have taken over, progressively.
> On a genetic ground I see L176+ as a good candidate for the Atlantic group while U152 (and U106 ?) might be stand for the other group. The case of L21 is unsure. What do you think ?
> So, for example, Irish people are NOT descendants of La Tene people and this makes much more sense to me !
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