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Post by phildidge on Fri Apr 19, 2019 11:00 pm

Ancient skeletons reveal arrival of eastern Mediterranean population replaced hunter-gatherer population of British Isles

The ancestors of the Britons who built Stonehenge were farmers who had travelled from an area near modern Turkey, arriving around 4000BC, and who rapidly replaced local hunter-gatherer populations, according to new research.

Scientists investigating the origins of farming in Britain have said they have found overwhelming support for agriculture being introduced to Britain by a surge of continental migrants from Anatolia, bringing farming techniques, pottery and new religious cultures and beliefs.

The team examined DNA from 47 Neolithic farmer skeletons dating from 6,000 to 4,500 years ago and six Mesolithic hunter-gatherer skeletons from the preceding period, around 11,600 – 6,000 years ago.


https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stone-henge-builders-origin-dna-migrant-farmers-a8872336.html

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Post by WhoseYourWolfie on Sat Apr 20, 2019 4:23 am

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All Brit's are decended from 'foreigners', if you go back far enough..

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Post by Andy on Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:35 am

Shhhh. Dont tell Tommy.

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Post by Original Quill on Sat Apr 20, 2019 5:01 pm

That is quite interesting, phil, because the Celts came from the same region in central and eastern Europe. The Greeks, who named them, called them the keltois.

Wiki wrote:According to a theory proposed in the 19th century, the first people to adopt cultural characteristics regarded as Celtic were the people of the Iron Age Hallstatt culture in central Europe (c. 800–450 BC), named for the rich grave finds in Hallstatt, Austria. Thus this area is sometimes called the "Celtic homeland". By or during the later La Tène period (c. 450 BC to the Roman conquest), this Celtic culture was supposed to have expanded by trans-cultural diffusion or migration to the British Isles (Insular Celts), France and the Low Countries (Gauls), Bohemia, Poland and much of Central Europe, the Iberian Peninsula (Celtiberians, Celtici, Lusitanians and Gallaeci) and northern Italy (Golasecca culture and Cisalpine Gauls) and, following the Celtic settlement of Eastern Europe beginning in 279 BC, as far east as central Anatolia (Galatians) in modern-day Turkey.

Some place their origins as far east as Russia.

Gd job, bringing that to our attention.

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