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The Bronze Age and the Celtic World

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Author: Harold Peake
Published: 1922
Language: English
Wordcount: 69,308 / 242 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 42.5
Downloads: 435
Added to site: 2014.09.22
mnybks.net#: 31743
Genre: Non-fiction
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he exact date, or for that matter the exact reconstruction, of the Piltdown skull,[8] though the ingenious hypothesis that a unique human cranium without a jaw, was found in close association with a unique troglodyte mandible has now, I understand, definitely been abandoned.[9]

Thus little or nothing is known of the first inhabitants of Celtic lands, beyond their tools, but when we come to the middle palaeolithic period the case is different. While some difference of opinion still exists, the view advanced by Obermaier[10] and others seems to be gaining ground, that in Celtic lands the industry of Le Moustier first appeared as the climate was becoming colder on the approach of the last or Wuerm glaciation, though it is thought by some that it had flourished in an earlier and warmer time in the regions lying to the east.[11] This industry is believed by most authorities to have survived the first Wuerm maximum and to have lasted through the temporary amelioration of the Laufen retreat. Whether it surviv

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