|Posted on February 21, 2018 at 10:05 PM|
There is a fascinating new study that has just been published called the “Mammoth Study” released by Nature. In the recent BBC article, it states that this new study shows that the ancient peoples of Britain could have been replaced by “newcomers’ whom they called The Beaker People.
For those fascinated by Ancient Britain the Beaker People do not come as a surprise and for we knew that they were the indigenous race of Britain. But what is so surprising is that they nearly wiped out the early British Farmers and replaced 90% of the DNA within a few hundred years. Which means that the British people of today are related to the Beaker People instead of the ancient people who created Stonehenge. To the academic archaeologically society this is mind blowing.
So, who exactly where the “Beaker People or Beaker Folk “They were late Neolithic- Early Bronze Age people living about 4,500 years ago whose ancestry lay in central Europe and further east to the Steppes. They are given their name “Beaker People” from their distinctive bell-shaped beakers, decorated in horizontal zones by finely toothed stamps.
They were farmers and archers, wearing stone wrist guards to protect their arms from the sting of a bowstring. It has been said that they were also the first metalsmiths in Britain, working in copper and gold, and later in the bronze which has given its name to this era.
Another possibility that has been suggested is linking the Beaker People with the spread of Celtic languages. Although many experts believe the Celtic languages spread thousands of years later.
What is fascinating to me that all of these studies all tie back the Beaker Pottery that has been found through out Europe. Where they find the pottery, they find the people.
Resourses and Links for this Article :
Mammoth Study : https://www.nature.com/articles/nature25738
BBC Article : http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43115485
Categories: Iron Age Living