In many ways, objects tell us as much about a people, a person, and a culture as their words do. These are objects that are associated with Celts because of where they were found, and how they were made; there’s no way of really knowing that the person who made or used an object was a speaker of a Celtic language of course, but the location of the find, the time of the object’s use and creation, and sometimes, something about the object (design or iconography or inscription or the materials used to create it) strongly suggest that it was “Celtic.”

In other cases, the object itself isn’t necessarily Celtic, but it was used during the era, and often, by people we know spoke a Celtic language.

Objects from the European Middle Ages, while not specifically Celtic, may still inform regarding medieval practices, particularly in the case of medieval manuscripts.



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