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Friday, 12 April 2013

Indo-European Presence in British Isles More Ancient than Originally Thought

One still sees the nonsense printed in even modern history books about the arrival of the Celts into the British Isles around 500BCE. Historians now know that this is not the case and posit the theory that they arrived from 2000BCE onwards. Likewise the Germanic invasions via the Anglo-Saxons are traditionally ascribed to the year 449CE. Now whilst I do not doubt that this historic event happened we now know that Germanic people resided in Britain centuries, possibly millenia before that date. Indeed English may be much more archaic than originally thought and occupy a separate sub-group of Germanic:
"The ... analysis reveals a Scandinavian influence on English and apparently a pre-Scandinavian archaic component in Old English. All Germanic lexica spoken today appear to converge in the network on an ancestral Common Germanic lexicon spoken at an unknown time, but constrained to before AD350 and probably after 3600BC."[Forster et al, 2006]
Indeed it is considered that Old English may be as archaic as the split between Goidelic and Brythonic Celtic.[Dyen et all, 1992] Conservative estimates place this split occuring at least as far back as 900BCE, probably earlier. It is of course quite possible that other forms of Indo-European were spoken in the British Isles before the coming of the Celtic and Germanic peoples, particularly if we accept that Indo-Europeans have been present in these island for over 4,000 years. Indeed it is possible that Proto-Indo-Europeans-undivided Aryans colonised Britain in the Neolithic before the split of Indo-European into different language groups. Please see my articles from 24/6/12 and 11/4/13, titled The Ancient Presence of the Germanic Peoples in England and The Belgae and the Ancient Colonisation of England. What is significant is that Britain and Ireland share a common genetic basis along with the rest of North-West Europe and that is the haplotype R1b, a sister to R1a. Both groups were responsible for the spread of Indo-European languages across Europe west and east. It is in my opinion fruitless to argue which of these two haplotypes were responsible for the origin of Indo-European as they both share a common racial stock in their mother haplotype R1. For years people have argued that the Celts did or did not build Stonehenge. Whether that particular group did or didn`t is irrelevant to me as we know that Stonehenge in its recogniseable and finished form-Phase III that is, was most definitely built by Indo-Europeans of the `Wessex Culture`, famed for its corded ware style of pottery, stone and bronze battle axes, burial mounds and single inhumation burials. What is needed now is for proud Anglo-Saxons to reclaim their heritage and start to debunk the lies spread by political whores that the English are a `bastard` or a `mongrel race`, terms which if they had been used by politicians or television producers about any other ethnic group would have resulted in criminal prosecutions.

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