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  • n. Plural form of celt.


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  • The peculiar objects called celts, and the weapons and domestic utensils of this or an earlier period, are a subject of scarcely less interest.

    An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800

  • Among the monuments of the stone period, which immediately preceded that of bronze, the polished hatchets called celts are abundant, and were in very general use in Europe before metallic tools were introduced.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • The two prevailing forms of these tools are represented in the annexed Figures 8 and 9, each of which are half the size of the originals; the first being the spear-headed form, varying in length from six to eight inches; the second, the oval form, which is not unlike some stone implements, used to this day as hatchets and tomahawks by natives of Australia, but with this difference, that the edge in the Australian weapons (as in the case of those called celts in Europe) has been produced by friction, whereas the cutting edge in the old tools of the valley of the Somme was always gained by the simple fracture of the flint, and by the repetition of many dexterous blows.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • Glass cases are filled with carved stone masks and small figurines (usually tomb finds), carefully carved in minerals like jadeite and greenstone, as well as dozens of elongated ovoid polished ritual axes called " celts " (bloodletting was practiced, but not with these), as meticulously positioned in the cases as they were in the tombs.

    Mysteries Carved in Stone

  • I said that a forger, anxious to fake a Neolithic site, "would, of course, drop in a few Neolithic arrow-heads, 'celts' and so forth," meaning genuine objects, very easily to be procured for money.

    The Clyde Mystery a Study in Forgeries and Folklore

  • Over this, in a higher bed of alluvium, were several polished hatchets of the more modern type called "celts," and above all loam or cave-mud, in which were

    The Antiquity of Man

  • No intermixture has been observed in those ancient river beds of any of the polished weapons, called "celts," or other relics of the more modern times, or of the second or Recent stone period, nor any interstratified peat; and the climate of those Pleistocene ages, when Man was a denizen of the north-west of France and of southern and central England, appears to have been much more severe in winter than it is now in the same region, though far less cold than in the glacial period which immediately preceded.

    The Antiquity of Man

  • It appears to be conceded that these "celts" or stone knives are artificial productions, and of the age of the mammoth, the fossil rhinoceros, etc.]

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 06, No. 33, July, 1860

  • # Davidon 31 Mar 2009 at 5: 45 am thats cool thanks lol i will try with the next part im doing some research first for more creachers from the celts mythoagy and others as well

    Superhero Nation: how to write superhero novels and comic books » David’s Second Review Forum

  • If I had to chose a single exhibit to convey the mystery and power of this exhibition, it would be a group of 15 bald, high-headed jadeite and serpentine male figurines seven inches tall, all facing a leader-spokesman made of granite — one thinks of Christ and his apostles — who stands against a fence made of six 10-inch-long celts carved of serpentine.

    Mysteries Carved in Stone


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