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    This is more a question relating to Historiography rather than history per se.

    I was talking to my grandson about a thread from the Celts to the Romans to the Saxons to the Vikings and he said, "what about moving back to before the Celts?" but I wanted to stop there.
    I’m sure that a word exists to explain the falacy behind keeping stepping back in history. I hopped that it was something like reducto ad absurdum or even reducto ad ridiculum but of course it’s not.
    Any ideas?
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    (Original post by BML)
    This is more a question relating to Historiography rather than history per se.

    I was talking to my grandson about a thread from the Celts to the Romans to the Saxons to the Vikings and he said, "what about moving back to before the Celts?" but I wanted to stop there.
    I’m sure that a word exists to explain the falacy behind keeping stepping back in history. I hopped that it was something like reducto ad absurdum or even reducto ad ridiculum but of course it’s not.
    Any ideas?
    Isn't before the Celts considered pre history?
 
 
 
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