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Title Celtic from the West 3 : Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages : questions of shared language / edited by John T. Koch and Barry Cunliffe
Published Oxford : Oxbow Books, 2016
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 539 pages)
Series Celtic studies publications
Celtic Studies Publications (Series)
Contents Introduction / Barry Cunliffe & John T. Koch -- Part I. Archaeology -- Behind the warriors : Bell Beakers and identities in Atlantic Europe (3rd millennium BC) / Laure Salanova -- The lost cultures of the halberd bearers : a non-Beaker ideology in later 3rd millennium Atlantic Europe / Stuart Needham -- Closed for business or cultural change? : tacing the re-use and final blocking of megalithic tombs during the Beaker period / Catriona D. Gibson -- Copper mining, prospection, and the Beaker phenomenon in Wales : the significance of the Banc Tynddol gold disc / Simon Timberlake -- Burial practices in Ireland during the late 3rd millennium BC : connecting new ideologies with local expressions / Kerri Cleary -- Stelae, funerary practice, and group identities in the Bronze and Iron ages of SW Iberia : a moyenne durée perspective / Dirk Brandherm -- Language shift and political context in late Bronze Age Ireland : some implications of hillfort chronology / William O'Brien -- Metal, metalwork, and specialization : the chemical composition of British Bronze Age swords in context / Peter Bray -- Emerging settlement monumentality in north Wales during the late Bronze and Iron Age : the case of Meillionydd / Raimund Karl -- Ephemeral abundance at Llanmaes : exploring the residues and resonances of an earliest Iron Age midden and its associated archaeological context in the Vale of Glamorgan / Adam Gwilt, Mark Lodwick, Jody Deacon, Nicholas Wells, Richard Madgwick & Tim Young -- Part II. Genetics -- The genetic structure of the British populations and their surnames / Bruce J. Winney & Walter F. Bodmer -- Archaeogenetic and palaeogenetic evidence for Metal Age mobility in Europe / Maria Pala, Pedro Soares & Martin B. Richards -- Part III. Linguistics -- Archaeology and language shift in Atlantic Europe / J.P. Mallory -- The question of a Hamito-Semitic substratum in insular Celtic and Celtic from the West / Steve Hewitt -- Phoenicians in the West and the break-up of the Atlantic Bronze Age and Proto-Celtic / John T. Koch -- Ancient personal names in the Iberian Peninsula and parallels in Celtic inscribed artefacts from early medieval Britain and Ireland / Fernando Fernández Palacios -- Ancillary study: Sound change, the Italo-Celtic linguistic unity, and the Italian homeland of Celtic / Peter Schrijver -- Ancillary study: Celtic as vasconized Indo-European? : three structural arguments / Theo Vennemann
Summary "The Celtic languages and groups called Keltoi (i.e. 'Celts') emerge into our written records at the pre-Roman Iron Age. The impetus for this book is to explore from the perspectives of three disciplines--archaeology, genetics, and linguistics--the background in later European prehistory to these developments. There is a traditional scenario, according to which, Celtic speech and the associated group identity came in to being during the Early Iron Age in the north Alpine zone and then rapidly spread across central and western Europe. This idea of 'Celtogenesis' remains deeply entrenched in scholarly and popular thought. But it has become increasingly difficult to reconcile with recent discoveries pointing towards origins in the deeper past. It should no longer be taken for granted that Atlantic Europe during the 2nd and 3rd millennia BC were pre-Celtic or even pre-Indo-European. The explorations in Celtic from the West 3 are drawn together in this spirit, continuing two earlier volumes in the influential series"--Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 14, 2017)
Subject Bronze age -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe)
Celtic antiquities.
Celtic languages -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe) -- History -- To 1500
Civilization, Celtic.
Ethnoarchaeology -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe)
Group identity -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe) -- History -- To 1500
Human population genetics -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe) -- History -- To 1500
Iron age -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe)
Language and culture -- Atlantic Coast Region (Europe) -- History -- To 1500
Atlantic Coast Region (Europe) -- Antiquities, Celtic
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Cunliffe, Barry W., editor
Koch, John T., editor
LC no. 2016005273
ISBN 1785702289 (electronic bk.)
1785702300 (electronic bk.)
9781785702280 (electronic bk.)
9781785702303 (electronic bk.)
(hardcover)
Other Titles Atlantic Europe in the Metal Ages
Celtic from the West III
Celtic from the West three