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Neolithic and Early Bronze Age inhabitants of British Isles had black hair, dark skin and blue eyes

Neolithic and Early Bronze Age inhabitants of British Isles had black hair, dark skin and blue eyes

 

Genetic analysis of the earliest inhabitants of England has revealed that these people had black hair, dark skin and blue eyes.   They had little in common, appearance-wise, with the modern inhabitants of the British Isles.   These people were pushed aside or genetically diluted in England by immigrants with agricultural skills.  These people were later diluted genetically by immigrants with knowledge of metals.  

Irish scientists have found the same aboriginal people living in Ireland, but their disappearance came much later.   Around 2350 BC it rained almost continuously in Ireland and western Britain.   Ireland was almost depopulated, except for the western mountains, due to massive floods.  The people in the western mountains became the Ciar Reigh or Dark People (Black Irish).  Much of Ireland was repopulated afterward by immigrants from Britain. 

By the time of the Great Irish Flood and Bronze Age, the skin tone of the Ciar Reigh or Dark People would have lightened to be almost identical to that of American Indians.  There would have been very little difference in their appearance.

To read this report, go to:   https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/ancient-face-cheddar-man-reconstructed-dna-spd/

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.

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  1. stuhar@onlymyemail.com'

    Hello Richard,
    The artifacts associated with the British skeleton having blue eyes are Middle Stone Age, which terminated instantaneously for all of northern Europe in 8365 BC, Julian calendar, no year 0, from a massive barrage of comets from Comet Cluster Encke.
    The replacement people had a New Stone Age tool kit; they planted two varieties of oaks across Europe to feed their pigs. Before that, oaks did not grow in northern Europe. It is unlikely that the replacement people were the same as the British skeleton.
    One European group who decided to leave Europe before 8365 are the Yurok, possibly from France, who thus escaped annihilation.
    They traveled east across Asia, over the Bering Strait, built boats, paddled down the West Coast to the Columbia River area, arriving around 8350 BC, the starting date for new shell middens. The region was deserted, they had not met anyone on the long voyage down. Many decided to stay there, the fishing was good, they had had enough migration.
    The Yurok continued south, looking for a sign, and found it in the Klamath River, a kind of shellfish similar to that from their homeland, from which they made shell money. Here they settled, well back from the coast, which was plagued with tsunamis. At the time they arrived, the base of Redding Rock was on dry ground; now it is 50 m deep, which also gives an age of 8350 BC.

    Every so often a Yurok is born with blue eyes!
    Thus if someone wanted to do a genetic match, try the Yurok.

    Ref: To the American Indian, Lucy Thompson, 1916, republished 1991

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  2. markveale@hotmail.com'

    Richard, more and more connections of peoples from both sides of the Atlantic. A real melting pot of peoples living in the Eastern side of the U.S. before the Spanish / Dutch arrived in the 15th century it would seem. Thanks for the Great articles.

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    • Interestingly enough, the gold deposits in Ireland are in the same location where one sees petroglyphic boulders, identical to those in North Georgia. That was an interesting article, by the way.

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      • edward.triple@hotmail.com'

        Richard,

        More than interesting. I spent the better part of 30 minutes trying to figure out how to explain what I thought I was looking at to you. Then I thought you probably already knew so I just decided to send you the article lol!

        I am sure that high status trade and grave goods in addition to DNA, will eventually answer all of these nagging unanswered questions. When I was staring at something that clearly resembled a narwhal tusk show up on a shell gorget in Moundville suddenly your musings didn’t seem quite so crazy lol!

        Here’s what is bothering me now… perhaps you can shed some light.

        From the above article…

        “For Ireland and Britain, it dates to about 2500 B.C., when early Bronze Age Irish craftsmen made great strides in metallurgy and demonstrated extraordinary skill in the production of gold artifacts.”

        We see a sudden increase in skill in metalworking skills arrive whether domestic or of foreign import, into the EXACT same areas (Ireland and SW England… Cornwall Wales) where those darn DNA markers match. Perhaps just a coincidence still.

        Then we read that 80 of the 100 or so of known lunulas are local to Ireland. Still no problem.

        ” ….crescent-shaped neck ornaments decorated with geometric motifs, they created what were to become the most iconic gold artifacts of the early Irish Bronze Age (2200–1800 B.C.). Some 100 lunulas have been discovered by archaeologists, with more than 80 from Ireland alone,”

        Then we move back across the Atlantic ocean and perhaps 3,000 years to find what must be one of the most unusual trademark infringements on a jewelry reproduction ever seen. Unless “Tallasi” is in fact a Creek word meaning “Old Town” and Etowah Mounds is actually over 4,000 years old. Still looking for the matching solar cross earings lol!

        http://peachstatearchaeologicalsociety.org/images/stories/Events/EtowahValleyShow2014/EtowahValley2015/copper%20ware%20mississippian.jpg

        http://peachstatearchaeologicalsociety.org/index.php/events/10-events/196-etowah-valley-show-2015

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        • Pottery dates back to around 2500 BC in Georgia . . . a thousand years earlier than Mexico.

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      • edward.triple@hotmail.com'

        I also noticed that the common European bronze age, neolithic, mesolithic and paleolithic practice of using red ochre in burials was also used by various maritime native East coast populations with no genetic connections to other indigenous populations. The Red Paint People of Maine even went to sea to harvest swordfish.

        http://www.newenglandhistoricalsociety.com/the-red-paint-people-maine/

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maritime_Archaic
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Paint_People
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Ocher_people

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        • That’s true. Take a look at the Deptford Culture pottery, which began in Savannah. It is identical to the Cord-marked Beaker ceramics of Ireland, Scotland and Scandinavia. Both the Deptford and Cord-marked Beakerware peoples also made large, identical flint swords.

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    • stuhar@onlymyemail.com'

      Edward R: What date do you have for the end of Lake Superior copper mining?
      Methinks copper mining must have ended well before the end of the Bronze Age, for the following reasons.
      I have two exact dates for the end of the Bronze Age, one in southern Europe, one in northern Europe, by matching extraterrestrial strikes recorded as peaks of ammonium (NH4) in GISP2 ice core with written records.
      The first strike incinerated a broad swath across the Mediterranean, from Italy to Mesopotamia, on the night of March 20-21, 1185 BC. Its intense heat melted bricks and fused stone walls into a single mass. The impactor broke up into fragments upon getting close to Earth, thus striking many places at once and missing a few in between.
      The second strike ended up flooding the Atlantic, North Sea, and Baltic Sea, from Ireland to Russia, by initiating a tsunami around October 20, 1180 BC. The strike triggered a turbidite that slid off the Texas coast into the three-mile deep Gulf of Mexico. This turbidite measured something like 250 miles long, 50 miles wide, and one mile thick at the edge of the Continental Shelf tapering to zero inland with a two degree slope. As it streamed across the bottom of the Gulf toward the Yucatan, it raised sea level by a half mile and left a one mile deep pit, thus creating a wave 1 1/2 miles high. The resulting wave reached Lake Erie, washed over Florida and the Yucatan, and was still about 50m high when it washed over Ireland, Britain, Denmark and the Netherlands. All human life appears to have vanished in the British Isles because at that late date, the shepherds had come down from their summer uplands with their flocks. Around the Baltic, survivors built new ships, sailed to the Mediterranean and engaged Ramses III in 1177 BC.
      This turbidite of 1180 BC was the third and last in a series of Texas Turbidites, the first two being around October 20, 1503 BC and March 20-21 of 1445 BC, both triggered by strikes. The first tsunami reached Lake Erie, and drowned about 15 million people living in the Mississippi Valley, plus another 5 million living in the Yucatan, plus everyone else living near the Atlantic coast. If copper mining continued one day past October 20,1503 BC, I would be surprised. In Greek history, these two are called the Flood of Deucalion and the Flood of Dardanus, neither of which was experienced in the Mediterranean because of the protection afforded by the Pillars of Hercules.
      This description is just the tip of the iceberg, as anyone can see by looking at what remains of the Continental Shelf of Texas on Google Earth. The Mississippi Valley is characterized by layer after layer of thick flood deposits, all of a different color. At Natchez, the Mississippi River was 25 miles wide and 300 feet deep when the flood drained back. What happened to all the oil, gas and naptha liberated from the Texas coast under high pressure?

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      • edward.triple@hotmail.com'

        Stuart,

        I actually have no idea what date that the copper mining ended other than the claimed dates provided by radio-carbon analysis, which, in addition to any genetic material found at these sites, I think is in serious need of further study. (To be honest everything discussed on this sight is sorely in need of further study lol!)

        And to bring the number of 500,000 tons of copper fully into perspective one must remember that the Eiffel tower is composed of only 7,300 tons of iron.

        https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQYxFQYYVzDalf2iIS2HNEcTIOvsLNbVLUYVTs1wQ3-8tnejeVLDw

        Right. Big problems here.

        As for an asteroid impact creating a tsunami that was 1.5 miles high and reached the Lake Erie I think the logical thing to do would be to run that particular scenario through your mind in order to visualize the process fully. There are numerous habitation sites (dating back 8,000 years) where I am inside of this zone that most certainly would have been swept away under the scouring action of the receding waters once the initial wave had passed. In fact every native village in my area was located within 100 meters of a river or stream. Therefore perhaps a little recalibration of this potential tsunami height may have to be in order.

        As for Greenland and Antarctic ice core data and analysis, cosmogenic isotopes 10Be and to a lesser extent C14 is where the fascinating information lies although the Greenland holocene O18 ‘temperature’ profile speaks volumes.

        https://wattsupwiththat.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/d1a5b-interglacial2btemperatures.jpg

        As Richard has already pointed out @2300 BC and @1200 BC (the sudden downsides of those big spikes) witnessed massive rain and flooding events in some parts of the world and decades or even centuries of drought in others. The 3000 BC event (at 5000 years before present) left the formerly verdant Sahara a desert.

        https://www.google.ca/search?q=sahara+drought+3000bc&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-b&gfe_rd=cr&dcr=0&ei=BiKGWtfRCsOR8QfIi4WIAQ

        Bronze Age (and Superior copper mining) collapse…
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Late_Bronze_Age_collapse

        2200 BC civilizational collapse…
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/4.2_kiloyear_event

        Now the information recorded by the ice cores does NOT as commonly believed constitute a global or even a Greenland temperature record. It records the preferential deposition of a heavy oxygen isotope in water that indicates a different source, colder or warmer of Greenland’s precipitation. During these times we see shift in changing jet stream wind patterns from the normal zonal (west to east in NA) to meridional (south to north and north to south). They call it the Polar Vortex today. During these times we see great departures from normal temperature and rainfall patterns that if sustained can lead to the collapse of formerly stable civilizations. And YES as Richard has alluded… you might see massive 30 foot deep snowfalls in the southern Appalachians and even persistent frosts in Florida. These events correspond with something called Grand Solar Minimum and it appears we may now be heading into one again.

        http://www.geo.utexas.edu/courses/302C/L16-N.pdf

        Up here in the Great Lakes area during the last major solar minimum in 1816 we witnessed “The year without a summer” on the heels of the Tambora eruption. Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions also being highly correlated to grand solar minimums. Ice on rivers and lakes for at least one day in every month of the summer. Very bad for crops. The New Madrid fault earthquakes occured incidentally during this same time.

        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Year_Without_a_Summer

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  3. iwg42@hotmail.com'

    Hey Richard,
    Here is an interesting article I ran across today on an unusual Bronze age Swedish burial site found in Kanaljorden.
    https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/keep-your-head-high-skulls-on-stakes-and-cranial-trauma-in-mesolithic-sweden/39BD3070DCC745A9CBAB1DF52FEC2782/core-reader

    I find it interesting they built a platform in a lake and displayed some of the skulls on stakes, possibly in a show of respect. Do you know of any thing similar in the SE?
    Really like the you tube videos, keep up the great work and thanks!

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    • YES Wayne! Archaeologists have discovered that there was a platform village over the man-made pond around the Bilbo Mound!

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    • Yes! Archaeologists have found a platform village on the man-made pond, built around the Bilbo Mound in Savannah.

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