Makes me happy that my questions are considered interesting. :-)
I've no idea what has been done. There is, of course, a lot (wishful?)
thinking about Iron-Age Britain, the role of women and who/what the
Druids and spiritual beliefs were. But what is actually 'known' I don't
know. And of course, we're talking about long periods of time over which
one might expect changes to occur.
I've based my questions on reading I've done about cultures elsewhere
because a lot of them have come up in anthropological studies - not to
mention that the very different world views of "Western" vs Indigenous
cultures is still very relevant today. The difference is a major reason
why Indigenous communities in Canada, for example, are at the forefront
of anti-pipeline struggles.
I imagine there were similar differences between the peoples occupying
Britain at the time and the colonizing Romans.
On 08-Nov-2015 7:12 PM, Michael wrote:
> Fascinating set of questions.
> Has anyone seriously tried to answer them even for the Iron-age where
> we have more information and if so who?
> On 08/11/2015 19:47, Eve Richardson wrote:
>> All these questions would probably relate to:
>> What resources were valued.
>> Who extracted/worked/produced resources.
>> Who controlled land/resources.
>> How control was transferred.
>> What knowledge was valued.
>> How knowledge was transferred.
>> Who had an in with the gods/creator.
>> Were these matrilineal or patrilineal, or a combination?
>> What the kinship system was.
>> Did people "own" the land?
>> How did they perceive their relationship to the
>> earth/nature/animals/plants etc?
>> More questions than I can think of because I don't know enough to ask
>> the right ones. But looking at other cultures today can help us
>> formulate some of those questions. (What questions would a member of
>> an Amazon tribe ask about another people? I've no idea, but I bet it
>> would be entirely different from the ones I'd ask.)
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