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Celtic Civilization

Brought to you by Jacob Waters and Chris Sims

Jacob Waters

on 16 October 2012

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The Celtics (KEL-TICS) Brought to you by Chris and Jake 390 BC: Celtic army successfully sacked and captured the Roman capital, holding it for 7 days before being driven out. 285 BC: The Celts invaded the region around Greece. They raided Thrace, Macedonia, Illyria, and Thessaly. They were finally stopped at Delphi, in the center of Greece. Around 285 BC: Three tribes of Celts crossed the Dardanelles into Asia Minor and established the region of Galatia in modern-day Turkey. 100 BC: Romans push from the south, Greeks from the north, until finally, Caesar of Rome defeats them in Gaul (52BC). Vercingetorix

Since this defeat, Celtics lost their autonomy in the main-land Europe.

Grew apart into divided cultural groups.

Remaining culture groups scattered across Europe. Geography: * The European Peninsula.

* Cultural Interaction. *Rivers provide maritime capabilities.

*Large European maritime power.

*Large fish trading market.

*Excess food allowed population growth. * Romans over-exaggerated human sacrifice.
* Druids played significant role
* Women could achieve high social status
* Belief system based on cycle of seasons, harvests & sun movements
* Water was considered sacred. Bibliography: *Brandon, Cory. "Ancient Civilizations - Celts." Ancient Civilizations - Celts. Web Authoring, 2002. Web. 03 Oct. 2012. <http://techcenter.davidson.k12.nc.us/fall026/celts.htm>.

* Heckart, Kelley. "The Ancient Celts." The Ancient Celts. N.p., n.d. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.kelleyheckart.com/theancientcelts_page1.html>.

*Konstam, Angus, and Roger Kean. Historical Atlas of the Celtic World. New York: Checkmark, 2001. Print.

* Parle, John P. "Story of the Celts: The Ancient Celts." Magick, Wicca, Paganism and Other Esoteric Knowledge. N.p., 1999. Web. 01 Oct. 2012. <http://www.realmagick.com/6305/story-of-the-celts-the-ancient-celts/>.

* Robinson, B. A. "History & Myths." History and Myths of Celtic Druidism. Ontario Consultants on Religious Tolerance, 14 Nov. 2004. Web. 26 Sept. 2012. <http://www.religioustolerance.org/druid1.htm>.

* "The Celtic Tribes of Europe." Ancient Times. New Jersey: Crescent, 1992. N. pag. Government and Leadership *Traces of democracy.
* Genders had equal say-so.
*Used system of feudalism.
*No real central government.
*Mostly religion based. 1000BC - 52BC The Big Picture:
* Used coins for trade
* Fertilizer
* Soap
* Wooden Milk Churn
* Tools
* Mystical Creatures Fun Facts!!!!!!!! Innovations/Innovators of the ancient european Celts:
* Sanitation
* Clothing
* Musical instruments
* Dances
* Weapons Map of the ancient Celtic land The Celtic Druids invented many mythological creatures! (Unicorns, elves, dwarfs, ect.) The Celtic religion and many of their ideas were revived later, though mostly in Ireland. If you have any questions, Jacob volunteers to take them! :) Just kidding, you can ask Chris too. Do you get it now? Then lets test you...

1. In what year did Julius Caesar beat the Celts at Gaul?

2. Could women become high-ranking druids?

3. What purpose did fish serve to the Celts? 52 BC Yes, yes they can. Large fish market.

Excessive amounts of food.
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