PRIMITIVE SOCIETY ON THE TERRITORY OF THE BRITISH ISLES At the dawn of their history the peoples on this planet lived in primitive societies. These primitive peoples, wherever they lived, began their long path of progress with stone tools, but they did not reach the same level of civilization at the same time in different countries.
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During the period from the 6th to the 3rd century В. C. a people called the Celts spread across Europe from the east to the west.
Like all the ancient peoples the Celts made up many legends about their gods and heroes. The legends were passed down from generation to generation. They were written down in the Middle Ages but they describe far older times when the tribal way of life predominated among the Celts. The chroniclers and writers translated the […]
For some hundreds of thousands of years people lived under the primitive communal system. Labour gradually changed the life of man. The Iberians knew only stone tools and weapons; the Celts produced tools of metal—first, of bronse, that is, a mixture of copper and tin, and, later, of much harder metal, iron.
To this day the descendants of the ancient Celts live on the territory of the British Isles. The Welsh who live in Wales are of Celtic origin. People in most parts of Wales speak Welsh, a Celtic tongue. In the Highlands of Scotland as well as in the western parts of Ireland the people speak a […]
Read the extracts from the saga given below and see what information you can gather about the early inhabitants of the British Isles and what conclusions you can draw on the basis of this information.