guthrie wrote:Just to confuse matters, I imagine that most of what you have been reading is based upon 30 year old and older evidence, not to mention some ridiculous extrapolation. Essentially, the modern view, based upon the past few decades of digging and dating and so on, is that in the UK, the Celts never really invaded in the old multiple waves manner. More that through trading, high level marriages, and the slow infiltration of some people, such as small family groups, the continental and British cultures came to resemble one another. Not that the locals were enslaved by invading Celtic hordes.
Plus, there is DAN evidence suggesting the origin of red hair amongst the NOrth west highlands, something like 4 or 5 thousand years ago, meaning that the locals up there havn't been signigficantly displaced by incomers.
Essentially, the first major invasion appears to have been the ROman one.
Bear in mind also that you can have many different cultures and one people, or many people from all over the place with one culture- culture is not genetic. You have to make that distinction- its one that many earlier researchers did not.
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