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I was having a discussion with my friend on how much taller Celts and Germanics were to Romans and it dawned on me that we had no idea how tall Celts actually were. I'm referring to the period when Rome was expanding and trying to conquer Europe.

I'm not a historian. I tried searching on the Internet, but different websites give different answers. Many websites say that Celts were close to 6 feet tall on average compared to 5'6" Romans, but that sounds too crazy even for me! I couldn't find any actual legit sources on these topics!

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    What research have you already done?
    – SPavel
    Aug 18, 2023 at 18:20
  • I'm not a historian. I try searching on the Internet, but different websites give different answers. Many websites say that Celts were close to 6 feet tall on average compared to 5'6" Romans, but that sounds too crazy even for me! I couldn't find any actual legit sources on these topics! Aug 18, 2023 at 22:32
  • How could we possibly know? Measuring bones from excavated burial sites may give a rough idea, but there were no official statistics in those days! Also, the term 'Romans' could include people of different ethnic origins from all over the empire. Aug 19, 2023 at 8:47
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    You'd likely have to look for such information in French as most archaeology on the Gauls comes from France. If there is a compendium on grave finds from across the Celtic world I'd be interested in seeing such myself. Given the large range that Celtic settlements existed over plus the timescales involved there's not going to be a fixed height just like there's not a fixed height for modern Europeans but there are regional averages. Aug 19, 2023 at 21:46
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    You will probably be interested in this question: What was the average height of Roman men and women?. Aug 19, 2023 at 22:28

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