Celts Influence On American Imperialism

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THE CELTS
Time- geographic location - arrival
Around 700 BC the Celts began to arrive. They probably came from central Europe or further east, from southern Russia, and had moved slowly westwards in earlier centuries.
It is possible that they drove many of the older inhabitants westwards into Wales, Scotland and Ireland. The Celts began to control all the lowland areas of Britain and were jined by new arrivals from the European mainland. They continued to arrive in one wave after another over the next seven hundred years.
We do not even know for certain whether the Celts invaded Britain or came peacefully as a result of the lively trade with Europe from about 750 BC onwards.
The last Celtic arrivals from Europe were the Belgic- tribes. It was natural for them to settle in the
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It is possible that the Scottish tartan and dress developed from this “striped cloak”. The Celts were also “very careful about cleanliness and neatness”
Politics organization
The Celts were organized into different tribes, and tribal chiefs were chosen from each family or tribe, sometimes as the result of fighting matches between individuals, and sometimes by election.
The Celtic tribes were ruled over by a warrior class, of which the priests, or Druids, seem to have been particularly important members. The Druids could not read or write, but they memorized all the religious teachings, the tribal laws, history, medicine and other knowledge necessary in Celtic society. The Druids from different tribes all over Britain probably met once a year. They had no temples, but they met in sacred groves of trees, on certain hills, by rivers or by river sources. We know little of their kind of worship except that at times it included human sacrifice.
During the Celtic period women may have had more independence than they had again for hundreds of years.
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