Ancient Europe: 700-100 BC
The Celts were a
loosely knit people, who lived across Europe and Asia Minor. They recorded no written history. What we
know of them today we have gathered from written accounts by the Greeks and the
Romans, from oral accounts of Celtic lore through the years and from
archeological finds. With the surge of
Roman dominance during the 1st century AD, the Celts were pushed
back to the British Isles. Archeological discoveries and folklore depict them
as headhunters and gifted iron workers.
Not definitive are the style of helmets worn by the Celts. Helmets with
horns, various animals and birds on the crest, the Montefortino (a precursor of
the Roman Legionary helmet) and the one pictured above have been attributed to
Such a helmet is
on display at the State Prehistorical Collection in Munich.
Gray or black construction paper (12 in. x 18 in.) - 3 pieces
Tape (clear packing tape)
Glue stick or glue
Duct tape version
Brown paper grocery bag
Gray or black duct tape – 1 each
Scissors – bandage scissors or other sharp scissors work best
for cutting duct tape
Laminate construction paper - to extend the life
of the hat (buy by the roll and buy good quality). Low quality laminate will
separate from paper quickly.
Foam sheets – large (12 in. x 18 in.) or by the
roll (18 in.x 72 in.) Tape on the inside when possible, use transparent duct
tape on exterior when necessary.