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Robert22
27-09-12, 15:41
what were the illyrians like ?

Robert22
28-09-12, 13:25
does anyone know more ?

Eldritch
12-02-13, 16:07
Well arguably they were something like Dinaric with maybe other influences here and there.

Just my opinion but i think they might have looked something like this guy.
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Yetos
12-02-13, 17:54
Well arguably they were something like Dinaric with maybe other influences here and there.

Just my opinion but i think they might have looked something like this guy.
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I wonder who you call Illyrians of Today?

Croats? Bosnians? Serbs? Montenegrins? Albanians?

http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs/arhiva/2004/02/04/_slike/SP_PASPALJ_DSTANKOVIC.jpg

Paspalj
Is He Illyrian or Slav?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrU9M5I3Opvfm_TVJwFC4P02ji6tYyY m3d4hKncPOPTaokMK0G

Muslimovic

what about Him? Illyrian or Slav?


https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrsEr11GDL_0ElUO5L1d6aoiaruwJy5 VisgDbXHndJIffNJwnA

and her Illyrian or Slavic?

Zemra
12-02-13, 19:24
Depended on the region according to skeletal remains http://bit.ly/XGYujG

Eldritch
13-02-13, 01:28
I wonder who you call Illyrians of Today?

Croats? Bosnians? Serbs? Montenegrins? Albanians?

http://arhiva.glas-javnosti.rs/arhiva/2004/02/04/_slike/SP_PASPALJ_DSTANKOVIC.jpg

Paspalj
Is He Illyrian or Slav?

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrU9M5I3Opvfm_TVJwFC4P02ji6tYyY m3d4hKncPOPTaokMK0G

Muslimovic

what about Him? Illyrian or Slav?


https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQrsEr11GDL_0ElUO5L1d6aoiaruwJy5 VisgDbXHndJIffNJwnA

and her Illyrian or Slavic?
What has this to do with my post?
I just posted a person i think might have resembled Illyrians and now you post some Croat athletes!!!

Yetos
13-02-13, 09:38
No

I posted a Montenegrin a Bosnian and a Croat,

seems the one you call Illyrian as possible Illyrian lloks like much with Slavic also.

Eldritch
13-02-13, 15:18
No

I posted a Montenegrin a Bosnian and a Croat,

seems the one you call Illyrian as possible Illyrian lloks like much with Slavic also.
Nothing Slavic in his look, he's a Dinarid/Norid. As typical Balkanic as it comes since it's a representative of that part of Europe.

albanopolis
30-04-13, 01:02
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51wJTxyFVrL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg

albanopolis
01-05-13, 21:39
The sculpture on the book is an Illyrian individual. It gives me an impression of today's Kosovo people. I don't think Illyrians were blond. The blond Illyrians probably were Illyrised Celts.

zanipolo
01-05-13, 23:29
The sculpture on the book is an Illyrian individual. It gives me an impression of today's Kosovo people. I don't think Illyrians were blond. The blond Illyrians probably were Illyrised Celts.

i have the book and read it, have you?

The kosovo albanians are the original Albanians , but in the ancient times they where called the Dardanians ( read book moesia and Pannonia), they lived in the fertile lands between the bottom of the Carpathian mountains and the dinaric mountains further south, they where continuously attacked by thracians from the east and NE, Macedonians from the south and SE and illyians from the north and NW. They had to flee into the dinaric mountains in the SW and hide..............I have already posted the article once before

albanopolis
02-05-13, 01:26
i have the book and read it, have you?

The kosovo albanians are the original Albanians , but in the ancient times they where called the Dardanians ( read book moesia and Pannonia), they lived in the fertile lands between the bottom of the Carpathian mountains and the dinaric mountains further south, they where continuously attacked by thracians from the east and NE, Macedonians from the south and SE and illyians from the north and NW. They had to flee into the dinaric mountains in the SW and hide..............I have already posted the article once before
I saw the book in bookstore. Skimmed few pages and I did not like it. What was your impression of the book?

Eldritch
02-05-13, 13:54
According to Glasinac remains Illyrians were 2/3 Nordid and 1/3 Dinarid

albanopolis
02-05-13, 23:34
According to Glasinac remains Illyrians were 2/3 Nordid and 1/3 Dinarid
I am not aware who Glasinac is. What Dinarid means? According to Coon a dinarid is a cross race between a Nordid and a Med. Obviously Celts were nordid. Kosovo Albanians have a strong Celtic presence. DNA tests are showing it and people noticed it long ago. English anthropologist Edith Durham in 19 century in her book "High Albania" told her contemporary people that Albanians have".......a dash of Celtic blood". So that is the nordid part of Illyrians. The man in the picture does not show any nordid feature. Todays inhabitants of Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia show a large presence of E,J,R1b which is Illyrian. The first cousins of ballkan slavs namely the russians do not have these haplogroups. If Illyrians were nordid then the presence of Nordid I haplogroup should have been higher. In fact is minimal. So there is no reason to believe that Illyrians were largely blond and nordid.

oreo_cookie
20-11-13, 21:02
Most likely similar to modern Albanians, Greeks from Epirus, and Montenegrins.

Sile
21-11-13, 18:54
Most likely similar to modern Albanians, Greeks from Epirus, and Montenegrins.

which illyrians ?, as there are many many tribes who have no genetic, no linguistic or no tribal association with each other , but are named by ancient greek and romans under one geographical banner of illyrian.

albanopolis
21-11-13, 19:35
I, agree with your post. Its hard to know if Illyrians were a unified people. But somehow they could have been related.

Garrick
22-11-13, 00:28
I, agree with your post. Its hard to know if Illyrians were a unified people. But somehow they could have been related.

Greeks (and Romans) made mistake, Illyria and Illyricum were mix different tribes. From North to South bearers of R1b, I2a, R1a, E-V13 etc. were inhabitants of Illyria (Illyricum).

Mostly Illyrian tribes were bearers I2a/R1a mix. Today's Serbs, Montenegrins, Bosniacs and Croats are descedents these tribes. Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats have similar Y-DNA and language is practically same. The difference is religion.

South Illyrian tribes were mostly E-V13. Today Albanians and the part of Montenegrins are descedents these tribes. The biggest concentration of E-V13 haplogroup in the world is in North Albania, Kosovo, and part of Montenegro (line south-east).

Bardhyl
22-12-13, 03:31
Greeks (and Romans) made mistake, Illyria and Illyricum were mix different tribes. From North to South bearers of R1b, I2a, R1a, E-V13 etc. were inhabitants of Illyria (Illyricum).

Mostly Illyrian tribes were bearers I2a/R1a mix. Today's Serbs, Montenegrins, Bosniacs and Croats are descedents these tribes. Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats have similar Y-DNA and language is practically same. The difference is religion.

South Illyrian tribes were mostly E-V13. Today Albanians and the part of Montenegrins are descedents these tribes. The biggest concentration of E-V13 haplogroup in the world is in North Albania, Kosovo, and part of Montenegro (line south-east).

you can't say for sure because ther was also a slavic invasion and also some others before that, i2a/r1a is also found in slavic countries which doesn't necessarily represent slavic but also not illyrian, because of the fact that slavic also carried i2 and also r1a, there was a continious movement of people because there were no borders, r1a some was there some came with slavs same for the i2a, which you can read on the eupedia i2 haplogroup same for r1a on eupedia, and same for other hg aswell.

Neander
23-12-13, 22:58
which illyrians ?, as there are many many tribes who have no genetic, no linguistic or no tribal association with each other , but are named by ancient greek and romans under one geographical banner of illyrian.It's FALSE

Since they were called Illyrians by their contemporaries you have no authority to question them.

It was a big population, which was divided through time diverged in to tribes, but they had always genetic relations, linguistic relations.

Sile
23-12-13, 23:58
It's FALSE

Since they were called Illyrians by their contemporaries you have no authority to question them.

It was a big population, which was divided through time diverged in to tribes, but they had always genetic relations, linguistic relations.

Illyria is a geographical term for an area....any tribe living there was named illyrian because it was easy...same as italian. According to the constitution of Italy, there was no such thing as Italians BEFORE 1861, the Italians referred to before this date was for "tribes" living in a geographical area called Italy, .................italy , illyria, Baltic, Iberia, britain, Scandinavia, anatolia these are some of the terms used as geographical areas.....they are not the same people or languages within each term.

You can read all historical text for the term italians, you get something like this.......Genoese, Tuscans and italians joined together to fight......this means genoese people, tuscan people and other "tribes" people in italy but we do not know who exactly. Same thing was used for Illyria and other geographical areas noted above


show me some linguistic relations ...text

Sile
24-12-13, 00:13
as I stated , the Romans talked about dalmatian, liburni tribes when fighting Illyrians........
http://www.academia.edu/2315857/The_role_of_the_navy_in_Octavians_Illyrian_war

Dardani in kosovo and northern albania on map in link


http://www.academia.edu/312423/In_part_a_Roman_sea_Rome_and_the_Adriatic_in_the_t hird_century_B.C._in_C._Smith_and_L._Yarrow_eds_20 12_Imperialism_Cultural_Politics_and_Polybius_Oxfo rd_Oxford_University_Press_205-229


http://www.academia.edu/229391/_The_people_who_are_Illyrians_and_Celts_Strabo_and _the_identities_of_the_barbarians_from_Illyricum (http://www.academia.edu/312423/In_part_a_Roman_sea_Rome_and_the_Adriatic_in_the_t hird_century_B.C._in_C._Smith_and_L._Yarrow_eds_20 12_Imperialism_Cultural_Politics_and_Polybius_Oxfo rd_Oxford_University_Press_205-229)

mihaitzateo
24-12-13, 10:47
How you want to see how an ancient people were looking like,if you do not have any descriptions from those times?
Especially in Balkans,where people are so mixed,with various European people and also with some West Asian people.No
Not to mention that climate changed from that time and climate change is also making people looking different.
I was amazed to see same Romanian,how his look changed when he moved to a more Nordish area,as climate.
Or how my hair turned from dark brown,to medium brown with reddish nuance,when I stopped staying too much in the sun.

Garrick
24-12-13, 19:07
Croats? Bosnians? Serbs? Montenegrins? Albanians?


Serbs/Croats/Bosniacs surely, probably and Montenegrins, Albanians for discussion.

Bosnians don't exist as nation. In Bosnia live Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats.

And between Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats difference is not language or origin. Difference is religion, Serbs are Orthodox Christians, Croats are Catholic Christians, Bosniacs are Sunni Muslims.

Illyrians probably mostly were R1a/I2a people, probably they have G, maybe anyuthing else (J2, E-V13 etc.).

But we were talking more times that Illyrians and Illyria are two different things.

And inhabitants of south part of Illyria had significant E-V13.

Inhabitants north part of Illyiria probably were R1b carriers. Etc.

This is generally, in the site things probably were more complex.

Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats are decedents of Illyrians, and Serbs (and less Bosniacs) are descedents of Thracians (for Thracians of course and members another today's nations in Balkans and beyond). Illyrians and Thracians probably had similar haplogroups (in root R1a/I2a).

Thracians came to the Balkans long time ago in comparison with Illyrians, and Thracians were much more numerous and they have much more territory. Dacians (today's Romania) are Thracians too, or people very closer to Thracians.

mihaitzateo
24-12-13, 22:32
Serbs/Croats/Bosniacs surely, probably and Montenegrins, Albanians for discussion.

Bosnians don't exist as nation. In Bosnia live Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats.

And between Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats difference is not language or origin. Difference is religion, Serbs are Orthodox Christians, Croats are Catholic Christians, Bosniacs are Sunni Muslims.

Illyrians probably mostly were R1a/I2a people, probably they have G, maybe anyuthing else (J2, E-V13 etc.).

But we were talking more times that Illyrians and Illyria are two different things.

And inhabitants of south part of Illyria had significant E-V13.

Inhabitants north part of Illyiria probably were R1b carriers. Etc.

This is generally, in the site things probably were more complex.

Serbs, Bosniacs and Croats are decedents of Illyrians, and Serbs (and less Bosniacs) are descedents of Thracians (for Thracians of course and members another today's nations in Balkans and beyond). Illyrians and Thracians probably had similar haplogroups (in root R1a/I2a).

Thracians came to the Balkans long time ago in comparison with Illyrians, and Thracians were much more numerous and they have much more territory. Dacians (today's Romania) are Thracians too, or people very closer to Thracians.

Dacians were described as mostly light haired with blue eyes and very tall.
Romanians are not very tall,as Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders are (no idea about Croats).
Supposing that Thracians were quite closed to Dacians,or almost same people they were also mountain people,which is true for Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders,all being mountain people.
(Thracians and Dacians were also mountain people).
I do not know about Ilyrians,but they are said to be closed to Thracians,so I think most closed people to old Ilyrians and Thracians are Montenegrins,Serbians,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders.
Sure they mixed with colonists Roman Empire brought,which were most likely italo-galic people.
And depending on the nation,they are mixed with Slavs,more pronounced,or less,as it is the case with Albanians,that are not that mixed with Slavs,as Serbians,Bosnians and Montenegrins are.

Bardhyl
25-12-13, 03:42
As mihaitzateo already mentioned, with climate change also look may change a little, and also different invasions might have blurried the way real illyrians looked.
but i would point also the picture of the book of john wilkes, i like that because i look alike :)

Garrick
25-12-13, 05:08
Dacians were described as mostly light haired with blue eyes and very tall.
Romanians are not very tall,as Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders are (no idea about Croats).
Supposing that Thracians were quite closed to Dacians,or almost same people they were also mountain people,which is true for Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders,all being mountain people.
(Thracians and Dacians were also mountain people).
I do not know about Ilyrians,but they are said to be closed to Thracians,so I think most closed people to old Ilyrians and Thracians are Montenegrins,Serbians,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders.
Sure they mixed with colonists Roman Empire brought,which were most likely italo-galic people.
And depending on the nation,they are mixed with Slavs,more pronounced,or less,as it is the case with Albanians,that are not that mixed with Slavs,as Serbians,Bosnians and Montenegrins are.

And we can see haplogroups.

Thracians and Illyrians probably were R1a/I2a carriers, with some G, and they mixed with E-V13, J2.

Maybe R1b-ht35 (Armenian/Anatolian) carriers came much later from Caucasus.

I think Thracians and Dacians were same, and they had same haplogroups.

You can see Serbian and Romanian haplogroups, almost same, One can go in exploring subtle differences, but for example in Italia which is one country, differences are much higher, so Serbians and Romanians are brothers.

For me the highest mystery is why Geg Albanians have no significant I2a (in Kosovo less than 5%!!!) but all people of Balkans have.

Therefore it is very difficult that someone says that Albanians have link with Illyrians.

Tosk Albanians have about 20% I2a but it can be because Aromanians, Tsintsars, Slavs lived there and they are probably assimilated.

Bardhyl
25-12-13, 05:30
Because i2a is a also a large slavic branch dont forget that...ukraine 20%, belarus 17%, every slavic nation has i2a... More or less and dont tell me that ukraine or belarus are illyrians to this high degree, you can read on i2a haplogroup on eupedia.com that i2a also came with slavic invasion.

Garrick
25-12-13, 11:51
Because i2a is a also a large slavic branch dont forget that...ukraine 20%, belarus 17%, every slavic nation has i2a... More or less and dont tell me that ukraine or belarus are illyrians to this high degree, you can read on i2a haplogroup on eupedia.com that i2a also came with slavic invasion.

Thracians were I2a/R1a carriers. Dacians too. Language of Thracians (and Dacians) was Balto Slavic. Thracians/Dacians, Slavs, Baltic people, and a lot of other peoples (in history) etc. are linked, linguistical and genetic (although percents I2a towards north decline).

Thracians first came to the Balkans, then Greeks. Illyrians came after.

Theory is that Illyrians were I2a/R1a carriers too. If it is true Albanian theory about Illyirian origin is false, because Geg Albanians have the smallest percent I2a in the Balkans and beyond. For example in Cyprus and some parts of Turkey there are much more I2a than in Geg Albanians.

mihaitzateo
25-12-13, 15:45
A really weird difference between Romanians,Serbians,Bosnians on one side and Montenegrins,Albanians on the other side,is the larger presence of R1A in Romanians and Serbians and Bosnians (in Moldovians is reaching 20% or even more,if you take Moldovans from Bessarabia).
What is most weird is that Montenegro got lowest percentage of R1A1,according to the data from the table from this site.
I do not know how this is explained,since I suppose both Thraco-Dacians and Ilyrians,besides Slavs,were R1A carriers,between other HGs.

Zemra
23-03-14, 02:39
Thracians were I2a/R1a carriers. Dacians too. Language of Thracians (and Dacians) was Balto Slavic. Thracians/Dacians, Slavs, Baltic people, and a lot of other peoples (in history) etc. are linked, linguistical and genetic (although percents I2a towards north decline).

Thracians first came to the Balkans, then Greeks. Illyrians came after.

Theory is that Illyrians were I2a/R1a carriers too. If it is true Albanian theory about Illyirian origin is false, because Geg Albanians have the smallest percent I2a in the Balkans and beyond. For example in Cyprus and some parts of Turkey there are much more I2a than in Geg Albanians.

DNA found in Thracian skeletons in SE Romania showed more similarities with modern Albanians than Romanians or Bulgarians.

Mysa dialect (which included Dardania) shows sound changes exactly the same as in Albanian. For example e > je, Thracian Bessi, Mysan Bjessi, same as PIE *e to je in Albanian. It merged PIE long *e and *a into long a, which later gave o, exactly like in Albanian, and in no other IE language attested. Long IE u gave oi and later y and i depending in the position, exactly like in Albanian. Long IE o gave e exactly like in Albanian. IE *ew and *aw gave e and a, exactly the same as Albanian. These and others mean Mysan dialect as attested in inscriptions was what's dubbed today as Proto-Albanian. It shows some intermediary states which explain a lot of changes from PIE to modern Albanian.

Illyrians were mixed people, they did not speak the same language, there were several different cultures in the region based on their pottery. They saw themselves distinct in different regions. Illyrian is like saying Swiss, who are Italians, German, French, speakers if you apply to ancient world the concept of borders as known today, which is a big mistake. The concept of borders is pretty new.

So which "Illyrians" are you talking about? I think you're talking about the Iapodes and Liburnians where what you said makes sense to me. It's not good to group all Illyrians in one, they did not see themselves as one.

MOESAN
23-03-14, 20:37
have we writings or external testimony about what Illyriansthought about themselves ??? I would be very pleased to have someones...
that said, the "illyrian" question is a question of abuse done by old scholars concerning archeologic cultural traces spred on a large scale and geographic localization based on imperial roman borders, I suppose

MOESAN
28-03-14, 23:24
Dacians were described as mostly light haired with blue eyes and very tall.
Romanians are not very tall,as Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders are (no idea about Croats).
Supposing that Thracians were quite closed to Dacians,or almost same people they were also mountain people,which is true for Serbians,Montenegrins,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders,all being mountain people.
(Thracians and Dacians were also mountain people).
I do not know about Ilyrians,but they are said to be closed to Thracians,so I think most closed people to old Ilyrians and Thracians are Montenegrins,Serbians,Bosnians and Albanian highlanders.
Sure they mixed with colonists Roman Empire brought,which were most likely italo-galic people.
And depending on the nation,they are mixed with Slavs,more pronounced,or less,as it is the case with Albanians,that are not that mixed with Slavs,as Serbians,Bosnians and Montenegrins are.

1- the I-Eanstribes, almost in every place they colonized in central or westernEurope, seem having been absorbed or at least well crossed after sometime, except, perhaps, in North – the descriptions of Ancients arevery often stereotypes copied by one on another even if they canoppose some populations to others – sometimes they corresponded tosome reality but restricted to an noble elite -

2- even if I suppose at some time theY-DNA was statistically linked to a phenotype, as did too mt DNA, Ithink it is very hard to devine the global types associated to HG'sin far past – when we see the discrepancy between currentdomination of some Y-HGs opposed to the far more inextricableadmixtures in phenotypes in the same regions...
here I answer someone maybe: northpeople is not synonymus to 'nordid' or 'nordic' type which is a welldefined phenotype (a lot of parameters) that does not cover allthe blond types you can find in Europe or elsewhere– were all Y-I bearers tall and blond, or only tall, or onlyblond?: we have no proof for now: the old hunters-gatherers were notblond all of them as it seems (dark as a majority), and Y-Irepresents A father ligneage only- and the 'nordic' type means (truephenotype or not) are not convincingly 'cromagnoid' nor 'brünnoid'nor 'borreby'like: i'm tempted to see their cradle in eastern Europe,in the north Steppes where depigmentation mutation could have gainedsome weight upon a type derived from a first far 'eurafrican' typestayed in these lands far enough to acquire some typical nuances,maybe with some 'brünnoid' slight admixture – all the way, alreadyneolithicized for some time -
3- Romanians, according to the date Ihave, were far to be dwarves; they were as a whole smaller thanwestern Balkans-Dinaric Alps people, but were on the high side of themeans for stature – by the way, Croatians as a whole are slightlytaller than the Slovenes but shorter than the Bosnians, Montenegropeople and the Serbians and even the «slavic» Macedonians – andRomania is not level: some regions were of middle stature, someonesover middle stature, as Croatians, and even in far North, nearGalicia/Volhynia, they were as high as Serbians if not as tall asBosnians and Montenegro people (the highest people in Europe withsome Scandinavians) -
4- according to what we know concerningcentral Europe at iron times, the newcomers were almost all of themof high stature and dolicho-mesocephalic, but it is hard to assignthem an ethnic name everytime -
a bet: the Y-I people could have beenat first more on the 'brünn' and later 'brünnoid-like borreby'types before more crossings, whatever the pigmentation* – I shouldbe possible that Y-I males progressed from West to East at Mesolithicand the more partlygracile 'nordic' type (ifI'm right) came on theopposite side, after, linked to I-Ean or I-Europeanized tribes whatis not to say ALL the I-Eans were of this type (we know it is anexageration) -
*the depigmentation seems linked tovitamin D synthesis skill, and the hunters-gatherers of westernEurope were rather fish eaters than flesh eaters, at least in a lotof place, what diminished the natural selection pressure on them –fish fat is a good provider of vitamin D, I think – but milk is nottoo good, so does not erase the need of sun exposure +depigmentation (a study upon African breeders would be interestinghere - by the way a survey about Britain-Ireland shows the bronze agepeople ate far more often flesh:meat than the hunter-gatherers! -
5 define type of Illyrians is till a bet

Zemra
29-03-14, 01:07
have we writings or external testimony about what Illyriansthought about themselves ??? I would be very pleased to have someones...
that said, the "illyrian" question is a question of abuse done by old scholars concerning archeologic cultural traces spred on a large scale and geographic localization based on imperial roman borders, I suppose

They were different cultures inhabiting one region which in Roman times became known as Illyricum. The Northern parts seemed to have been Celtic and identified with the Celts, so we do have a segregation here. Not to mention, the numerous, Greek, Dacian and other colonies prior to Roman Empire. Putting them as the same group of people allows jumping into conclusions which might not be right. Kind like Thracians and Dacians separated with -dava/-para placenames for Illyrians ther were -ona/-menos/-tae/-dunum etc. (there were a lot more I'm keeping it short). There were at least five groups 1)"Propi Dictii", (the Southern-most ones) 2)Delmetae 3)Liburni (Veneti) 4)Japodes 5)Pannonians that streched mostly in this area. As I mentioned there were others too.

MOESAN
29-03-14, 11:23
They were different cultures inhabiting one region which in Roman times became known as Illyricum. The Northern parts seemed to have been Celtic and identified with the Celts, so we do have a segregation here. Not to mention, the numerous, Greek, Dacian and other colonies prior to Roman Empire. Putting them as the same group of people allows jumping into conclusions which might not be right. Kind like Thracians and Dacians separated with -dava/-para placenames for Illyrians ther were -ona/-menos/-tae/-dunum etc. (there were a lot more I'm keeping it short). There were at least five groups 1)"Propi Dictii", (the Southern-most ones) 2)Delmetae 3)Liburni (Veneti) 4)Japodes 5)Pannonians that streched mostly in this area. As I mentioned there were others too.


Thanks for answer

so you have no ancient Illyrians description by the hand, fancied or authentic?
I agree with you concerning the «big mess» of tribes in this area at Iron Age -
Coon did a description of Illyrians that is simplified a bit but is not laughable at all, the question is still the ethnic assignation of the archeologic founds -
at Iron Age it would habe been a quarter of the sepultures of celtic settlements in SW Germany which countained a high statured very dolichocephalic type with flattened temporals, new there, very different from the celtic means of the time – Illyrians? Who knows? I think they did not provide a new celtic language and could illustrate the same phenomenon as the Franks some centuries later, but more quickly: they were assimilated in celtic culture, but provided new arms and war advantages, modifying social life? They could very well be a new wave from East, carrying a more «childish barbarbic» (nomadic inherited) cultural aspect among partly pacified and sedentary Celts?

Zemra
03-04-14, 04:27
Thanks for answer

so you have no ancient Illyrians description by the hand, fancied or authentic?
I agree with you concerning the «big mess» of tribes in this area at Iron Age -
Coon did a description of Illyrians that is simplified a bit but is not laughable at all, the question is still the ethnic assignation of the archeologic founds -
at Iron Age it would habe been a quarter of the sepultures of celtic settlements in SW Germany which countained a high statured very dolichocephalic type with flattened temporals, new there, very different from the celtic means of the time – Illyrians? Who knows? I think they did not provide a new celtic language and could illustrate the same phenomenon as the Franks some centuries later, but more quickly: they were assimilated in celtic culture, but provided new arms and war advantages, modifying social life? They could very well be a new wave from East, carrying a more «childish barbarbic» (nomadic inherited) cultural aspect among partly pacified and sedentary Celts?

I posted this before on their appearance http://www.eupedia.com/forum/threads/27879-Apperance-of-the-illyrians?p=403704&viewfull=1#post403704 but you probably have read it before.

Sile
04-04-14, 19:24
They were different cultures inhabiting one region which in Roman times became known as Illyricum. The Northern parts seemed to have been Celtic and identified with the Celts, so we do have a segregation here. Not to mention, the numerous, Greek, Dacian and other colonies prior to Roman Empire. Putting them as the same group of people allows jumping into conclusions which might not be right. Kind like Thracians and Dacians separated with -dava/-para placenames for Illyrians ther were -ona/-menos/-tae/-dunum etc. (there were a lot more I'm keeping it short). There were at least five groups 1)"Propi Dictii", (the Southern-most ones) 2)Delmetae 3)Liburni (Veneti) 4)Japodes 5)Pannonians that streched mostly in this area. As I mentioned there were others too.

I agree
But we need to go back to the late bronze-age for the area known as "Propi Dictii".....the area takes on modern Montenegro and northern Albania. The oldest people known in this area plus the rest of albania and Epirus where the Doric people. These Dorians invaded modern Greece around 1000BC.

After some time, these lands of Montenegro, Albania and Epirus where filled with other migrating tribes

Propi Dictii in Roman times was a term used to say..........we need to find the truth of these people as we do not know who we they are

Zemra
05-04-14, 06:17
I agree
But we need to go back to the late bronze-age for the area known as "Propi Dictii".....the area takes on modern Montenegro and northern Albania. The oldest people known in this area plus the rest of albania and Epirus where the Doric people. These Dorians invaded modern Greece around 1000BC.

After some time, these lands of Montenegro, Albania and Epirus where filled with other migrating tribes

Propi Dictii in Roman times was a term used to say..........we need to find the truth of these people as we do not know who we they are
Something like Sovjan culture? This site is in French http://www.sovjan-archeologie.net/ Eupedia has a map http://www.eupedia.com/europe/neolithic_europe_map.shtml for Early to Middle Bronze age cultures (Sovjan is part of Bubanj-Hum-Maliq). There were found some tumulus burials, but I'm not aware of DNA tests conducted.

This paper on the other hand is in English http://www.chronikajournal.com/resources/Ruzi.pdf but still says nothing about remains, which doesn't answer OP's question.