Showing posts with label BRITONS. Show all posts
Showing posts with label BRITONS. Show all posts

25 October 2011

ANCIENT FOUNDATIONS : SCOTLAND, AN AMALGAM OF CELTIC BRITONS, CELTIC GAELS, THE IRISH DÁLRIATIC SCOTS, PICTS, LIKELY CELTS, AND TEUTONIC ANGLES



PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

It is believed that the first people who inhabited Scotland came from the south. What we know today is that they lived in shelters made of wood and skins and that they made different kinds of stone tools (arrowheads, blades, flakes and awls). They were nomadic communities who lived by hunting and fishing, and traces of their way of life were found at Kinloch on the Island of Rum in the Inner Hebrides. They made all sorts of stone jewelry and their houses were of stone, like the ones found on the Bay of Skaill on the west coast of Orkney.


Some of these places were abandoned and Archeologists can't explain why. However, they left magnificent stone circles like the ones at Stenness, the Ring of Brogar and Callanish on the Isle of Lewis. Until today these stones circles are an enigma. Yet, Archeologists don't know if these places were temples or astronomical observatories. Scotland was populated by four separate groups of people.

The Picts lived mostly in the north and northeast and may have spoke a kind of Celtic language which was lost completely. The Scots were Celtic settlers who moved into the western Highlands from Ireland in the fourth century. The third group were the Britons, who inhabited the Lowlands and it is believed that they gave up their old tribal way of life by the sixth century.

27 September 2011

Tacitus on Boudicca's Revolt

THE ICENI, BOUDICCA'S TRIBE CAN
BE SEEN ON SE COAST, N. OF THE
GREEN 'TRINOVANTES'

PUBLISHED BY KENNETH S. DOIG

Tacitus (full name, Publius Gaius Cornelius Tacitus, ca. 56 – ca. 117 CE) was a Roman Senator and an important historian of the Roman Empire. In the following passages
Tacitus gives an account of the Iceni Queen ’s revolt against Rome, 60-61 AD




Chapter 31 (Causes of Boudicca’s Revolt)
Prasutagus, the late king of the Icenians, in the course of a long reign had amassed considerable wealth. By his will he left the whole to his two daughters and the emperor in equal shares, conceiving, by that stroke of policy, that he should provide at once for the tranquility of his kingdom and his family.

24 August 2011

Stephen Oppenheimer's bad science (RE: the 75% of the British & Irish are Genetically Descended from the Basques, not Indo-Europeans, The Celts and Germanic Anglo-Saxons


This is a myth to Oppenheimer





09 August 2011

Germanic invaders may not have ruled by apartheid


  • Published by Kenneth S. Doig
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When a strong Germanic signal was discovered in the Y-chromosome of British men, geneticists at University College London suggested that enslavement and apartheid imposed by Saxon invaders was responsible.
It was an idea that, given 20th-century European history, had a particular resonance.
The argument is, that from AD 430 to 730, the Germanic conquerors of Britain formed an elite, with a servant underclass of native Britons. Inter-marriage was restricted, and the invaders and their genes flourished.
"But it is just not necessary to assume an apartheid-like system," argues John Pattison of the University of South Australia in Adelaide. "The evidence is compatible with the idea of a much more integrated society."

Lengthy influx

Pattison reviewed existing archaeological and genetic evidence, and conducted a new analysis of British DNA. Then, starting in 2001 and working backwards to pre-Roman times, Pattison calculated for each generation the net population growth and the origins of immigrants.
He concludes that people with Germanic origins came to Britain well before and after the early Anglo-Saxon period, and this long period of immigration can explain a relatively strong Germanic genetic signal today.

10 July 2011

Celts



Published by Kenneth S. Doig

Celt, also spelled Kelt, Latin Celta, plural Celtae, a member of an early Indo-European people who from the 2nd millennium bc to the 1st century bc spread over much of Europe. Their tribes and groups eventually ranged from the British Isles and northern Spain to as far east as Transylvania, the Black Sea coasts, and Galatia in Anatolia and were in part absorbed into the Roman Empire as Britons, Gauls, Boii, Galatians, and Celtiberians. Linguistically they survive in the modern Celtic speakers of Ireland, Highland Scotland, the Isle of Man, Wales, and Brittany.

17 June 2011

EARLY BRITISH KINGDOMS (NON-GERMANIC)

Published by Kenneth S. Doig


The Kingdoms of what is now modern Wales came about by several means after Roman officialdom left the British shores. The Irish began to immigrate on a grand scale. The sons of the Emperor Magnus Maximus used them to keep control of Southern Wales. While North Wales was taken by Cunedda Wledig who was intent on driving the Irish out. Eastern Wales and the adjoining area of what became England was the homeland of the usurper, Vortigern, and here his sons continued to hold sway.

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