By Ian M. Stead
The Celtic-speaking Britons who inhabited England, Wales, and a part of Scotland within the years earlier than the delivery of Christ left no written background. besides the fact that, archaeology has published a few of their inventive achievements, and each 12 months extra gadgets are unearthed. jewellery, guns, armor, and the steel fittings of chariots and harnesses are magnificently embellished with attention-grabbing and strong summary designs.
during this totally revised and up to date version of his hugely praised examine, Stead examines the Celtic craftsmen's recommendations and describes a few their surviving masterpieces, equivalent to the Battersea safeguard and the Aylesford bucket.
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Representations of Britons include the bronze head on the (5 ft 6'A in) tall handle of the North Grimston (North Yorks) sword, clean-shaven and down to the neck . The three bronze heads from a burWelwyn (Herts) have their hair drawn back and sport impressive with long hair ial 37 Part of the bronze handle of a sword from North Grimston (Sorth Torks^). 36 Height of head, 28 mm. at moustaches known in accord with in Hallstatt times, the end of the first ( aesar's description . Bronze razors are but there are no La Tene razors century B< , when in Britain until large triangular 'razor-knives' were cllcrv The used.
Ir's 'vitrum'. But even it the landow bodies were painted, no patterns can be distinguished now. What might have been a common British art-form has disappeared without trace. irding clothing they call - t<> Diodorus Siculus, the Gauls 'wear a striking kind of tunics dved and stained in various colours, and trousers, which bv the name of bracae; and they wear striped cloaks, fastened with buckles, thick in winter and light in summer, picked out with a var- iegated small check pattern". Very occasional]) fabric has been preserved, either in waterlogged conditions or o!
A curious their tins to rice . 1 involving spears has been recorded from Beveral Easl burials. Spearheads were discovered among not neatly trary, arranged as part the- bones, bui they of the warrior's equipment. they had been used to 'kill' Yorkshire < >n were the con- the corpse: the spears had been thrown into the grave, around and into the body, with souk- actually 64 /' penetrating the bom-. ing Daggers and swords were doubtless more prestigious weapons, and were certainly more complex in construction.