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Completely relevant fact[edit]

An editor removed this as "completely irrelevant."

"Icelanders are fairly sure Iceland was not Thule, as Pytheas lived centuries before its colonization by European agriculturalists, and Greenland for the same reason is out of the question."

That was a really strange thing to say. First I list the possibilities. Then I exclude the ones that can be excluded. Greenland and Iceland are out because no one lived there. How is that irrelevant? I'm putting this back in modified form. I think you really wanted to condense. You should say that, not that it is "irrelevant."


The long discussion of the various Baltic peoples Pytheas would have encountered if he had encountered any Baltic peoples is a little out of place, since he turned back before he encountered them. I'm not going to remove it entirely, since it is still interesting stuff and tells us a lot about the world Pytheas lived in, but I'm going to correct a few major errors. In particular, most linguists don't believe that there was a Proto-Baltic language distinct from Proto-Balto-Slavic. Instead, the area was home to a bunch of Balto-Slavic languages, one of which eventually became Proto-Slavic. 2603:3024:210F:FE00:A091:ADA0:615E:DBA4 (talk) 23:38, 18 February 2017 (UTC)

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