Here is some interesting information I ran across recently regarding the Celts and Galatians.
One of the books in the New Testament is known as Galatians and it is believed to be an epistle (letter) written to the Galatians by St. Paul. Biblical scholars identify the Galatians as having been a Celtic tribe and also call them the “Eastern Celts” because they lived in the Middle East north of Israel in modern Turkey, mostly.
Most people think of Celts as having lived in the British Isles but there were also continental Celts living in France known as the Gauls. There were also Celtic tribes that lived in Spain and Portugal and in various other places in Europe.
The Basque who live in the northern part of Spain and southern France speak a non-Indo European language that is similar to the old Turkish language. Turkish people who live in the Caucasus region can understand the Basque language which is something I did not know.
Historians believe that the Galatians, a Celtic tribe, crossed the Balkans and entered into Macedonia and Anatolia (Turkey) during the Third Century BC. They settled in the land once occupied by a people known as the Phyrgians which were a Scythian tribe. There they built a city called Galatia.
Some linguists believe that the Scythians spoke a language very similar to Turkish.
The Khoisan people have a genetic line that goes back to at least 45,000 years which is the oldest of any human line.
European genetic lines only go back about 13,000 years. Before that time Europeans looked similar to Arabs and prior to that they looked like the Amerindians with features like we see in Kennewick Man (whose recreation looks like the actor Patrick Stuart who played in Star Trek).
If you go back 22,000 YBP (years before the present) in Southern Russia in the Caucasus region looked like Australoids. This has lead some researchers to believe that Australoids are the “mother of all races.” Indeed, there are theories that the Australoid people once populated most of the planet long, long ago!
The Makah people have skulls similar in shape to Europeans. The Makah are a Native American tribe living in Washington state in the USA. I have posted about these people before on this blog. They are a highly interesting people to say the least IMO. You can find my post on the Makah people at: