Who were the Iberians?

   The Iberians were a short, swarthy, long-skulled race of western Europe. The name was given by the Greeks to the ancient inhabitants of Spain. Over most of southern Europe they preceded the Celts, by whom they were, in many districts, driven to the mountains or absorbed. They left their name in the Iberian peninsula—comprising Spain and Portugal. They are believed to have been related to the Berbers of northern Africa. They are now represented in relatively unmixed blood, by the Basques and the Corsicans. The Welsh are believed to contain a considerable element of Iberian blood.