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Re: Studies Suggests Neolithic Britons Killed Off By Bubonic Plague
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Monganaut wrote:
Interesting little article in the Independent. Apparently our Neolithic forbears were of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern origin and were 90% were wiped out by plague carried by 'Beaker' incomers. Now that's something that I hadn't considered for the large cultural shift during the Bronze Age. The article states that that only Sardinia has remnants of it's original Neolithic population.[...]gy-beaker-people-a8222341.html

Also in the Daily Tory[...]rmers-wiped-Beaker-people.html

Different mag suggests that Bronze Age plague not spread by fleas.[...]-age-plague-wasnt-spread-fleas

Cambridge Archaeology[...]flea-borne-ancient-dna-reveals

A couple of other articles worth a butchers too...[...]ehistoric-migration-paths.html[...]wings-led-modern-lanuages.html

And then, along came the blue-eyed people. I have read and heard that modern day DNA is a bit up the creek, go to two or more services for DNA and you get completely different answers on your make-up. Does it matter? ;)[...]stors-not-builders-stonehenge/

And if the past is anything to go by, it'll be all change again before too long!

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Posted by Sanctuary
23rd February 2018ce

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