Sunday, February 7, 2016
San Francisco Bay Area Slovenes celebrated Slovenian Culture Day with a fascinating talk this evening by author Jacqueline Widmar Stewart on Slovenia's "Iron Age Ancestry" through which she took us on a journey that delved into the history of early settlements in Slovenia. From Piran to Ptuj, up Soča and down the Ljubljanica - Stewart led a dynamic discussion, supplemented with photographs of Slovenian regions and artifacts, on the ways in which the influence of Celtic tribes from 850BCE to zero can be seen across Slovenia.
Thursday, February 4, 2016
Iron Age Ancestry
Golden hats and elaborate medallions do not spring into the mind at the mention of Europe’s prehistoric times, at least not yet. As archeology uncovers more and more of these items, however, the usual notions of ancestral capabilities need to adjust. Pageants with men and women in bright flowing costumes riding decorated horses may replace stale visions of cave people chasing each other with iron mallets.