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A Sense Of Place

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Ten Leagues Beyond The Wild Worlds End
Folk On The Water
Altan
Harvest Storm
A Sense Of Place
Shapes On The Landscape
Dorset Cursus
Avebury
Rollright
Wayland's Smithy
Maiden Castle Hill Fort
Expansion of The Celts
Cara Dillon
The Streets Of Derry
Danú
The Road Less Traveled
fernhill
hynt
Wild Welsh Women
Isle of Môn
Death of the King's Canary
Siân Phillips, the Welsh Fiddler
Julie Fowlis
mar a tha mo chridhe (as my heart is)
Clan Wallace

This Way and That

Before we begin it should be noted that archaeological remains in the British Isles from before about 500 BC are not Celtic, but from pre-Celtic culture. These remains include Stonehenge, Newgrange, Avebury, Rollright, East and West Kennet and other important megalithic or mound sites, and the many long barrows or burial chambers (the county of Wiltshire contains over half of Britains 260 long barrows, however one, Wayland's Smithy, is situated just outside Wiltshire in Oxfordshire, on the Ridgeway near the Uffington White Horse). However, it is very probable that these pre-Celtic culture influenced later Celtic cultures in the British Isles,  thus we are giving mention to what we consider to be the most important of these various structures, or as the title of the next page states, Shapes On The Landscape, as a preamble for what is to come, a general, non-academic look at just who The Celts were, with some help from, among others, Peter Beresford Ellis, whose book, The Celtic Empire (a mischevious title, to quote PBE, for there never was a true "Celtic Empire") has become a must read in many circles (pun intended). The book is a history for the general reader, and we think that very well describes this website as a whole.

 

 found at Cheviot Quarry near
Milfield village in Northumberland
The remains, some of which
pre-date Stonehenge were found
over a wide area and include those
of at least three buildings dating
to the Early Neolithic period
(around 4,000 BC)

interactions between
 Aldhelm of Wessex
and Geraint of Dumnonia

a journal of early medieval
northwestern europe
issue 4 Winter 2001:
Anglo-Celtic Relations in
the Early Middle Ages
 

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