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It is a dark, submerged in the opacity of the Neolithic culture but in which parallel emerged the outlines of the European civilizations (the Mycenaean, Etruscan and Iberian) while beginning the first migrations of Indo-European character. Whether because of these migrations or shade of the development of their own identity, the fact is that this and no one seems to be the time when, in the area of the Iberian Peninsula, two cultural blocks begin their journey in the vicinity but without mixing completely: that on the old languages (encompassed within the Iberian) and the other one refers to the culture that immigrants brought in successive waves during lengthy space of time, which may span several millennia, from the first settlements to the Celtic invasions II-I century a. C., forming, in successive layers, which has been called Celtiberia. One of those villages embedded in the pre-Roman Celtiberia astures were, and whether its most remote origin or not similar to that of the Iberians, either the celtizacion as important as in case of vacceos and Lusitano, or conversely, the fact is that well into the creation of the Roman Hispania, seems proven their cultural identity (though not political) in a wide area northwest of the peninsula, since otherwise not understand the difficulty of assimilation and the strong resistance offered . identity of which we speak could not have another bastion greater than one language, a language (or set of languages Twin) today lost in its entirety, except for any remains encompassed within the toponymy.

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