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DNA Studies - Britain, Ireland and Western Europe

The new science of DNA is forcing archaeologists to revise all their theories about our ancient past:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/analysis/it-s-official-dna-tests-show-yorkshire-people-really-are-a-different-breed-1-5076485

"The Beaker phenomenon and the genomic transformation of northwest Europe"

http://nature.com/articles/doi:10.1038/nature25738

https://www.ucl.ac.uk/news/2015/mar/first-fine-scale-genetic-map-british-isles

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-18489735

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47540792

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41559-019-0871-9

DNA of western and Scandinavian Mesolithic populations

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5760011/

Inbreeding within burials around Newgrange suggest an elite of Irish 'god-kings' in the mid-Neolithic

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53059527

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2378-6

Irish Sea

The following links will give an entry for anyone who wishes to investigate the Irish Sea floor:

 

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/pdf/irish_finalreport(maps).pdf

http://www.gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/1411_0-irish-sea-western-part-nautical-chart.html

http://www.gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/1121_0-irish-sea-with-saint-george-s-channel-and-north-channel-nautical-chart.html

http://www.gpsnauticalcharts.com/main/1977_0-holyhead-to-great-ormes-head-nautical-chart.html

http://fishing-app.gpsnauticalcharts.com/i-boating-fishing-web-app/fishing-marine-charts-navigation.html?title=Irish+Sea+with+Saint+George%27s+Channel+and+North+Channel+boating+app#10.49/53.6274/-4.8274

https://atlas.marine.ie/

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/page-2117

http://jncc.defra.gov.uk/PDF/jncc446_web.pdf

shipwreck data

https://data.admiralty.co.uk/portal/apps/sites/#/marine-data-port

British Geological Survey database

http://www.bgs.ac.uk/GeoIndex/offshore.htm

​Chandler Wobble, Pole-shifts, etc

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qGBRF_CirHo

https://phys.org/news/2009-09-earth-chandler-revealed.html

https://www.iers.org/IERS/EN/Science/EarthRotation/PolarMotionPlot.html

https://www.iers.org/IERS/EN/Science/EarthRotation/EarthRotation.html

The Free Core Nutation -  recent investigations

https://doi.org/10.1029/1998GL900225

https://earth-planets-space.springeropen.com/articles/10.1186/s40623-018-0971-9

 

​Anglesey Excavations

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-40386797

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/archaeologists-anglesey-neolithic-prestigious-award-14025073

Submerged Dolmens and Coastal Monuments

Rostellan

This excellent website has animations and pictures of the Rostellan dolmen in Cork Bay, Ireland

https://voicesfromthedawn.com/rostellan-portal-tomb/

 

Yelland Stone Row, near Barnstaple, Devon

This monument of uncertain age is now lost in the silt of the Taw estuary. Its submergence shows us how difficult it would be to find other structures lost further out beneath the sea bed.

https://historicengland.org.uk/whats-new/news/search-begins-lost-stones-yelland/

and there are submerged forests in the same area.

https://johnhmoore.co.uk/hele/mesolithic.htm

 

Other coastal tombs from the Middle Neolithic may be found at Er Lannic, Brittany:

http://www.megalithes-morbihan.com/sites/er-lannic-megalithic-enclosures.html

http://lieuxsacres.canalblog.com/archives/2016/09/21/34350695.html

https://www.lieux-insolites.fr/morbihan/er%20lannick/lannic.html

 

and the Knockbrack chambered tomb and Alter Wedge tomb in southern Ireland.

http://www.tonyoneill.org/category/megalithic-ireland/page/9/

http://www.megalithicireland.com/Altar%20Wedge%20Tomb.html

The Welsh Triads

The best translation of these is still  that of Rachel Bromwich, but her version of the third series triads is not available online. There is a new open-source English version here:

https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/Triads_of_Britain

Akhenaten and Eclipses

In parallell with my own eclipse investigations: 1998-2005 for  Under Ancient Skies the following paper by William Murray came out in 2003. It represents genuine parallell thinking on the same subject:

www.egyptologyforum.org/EMP/DAPE.pdf

My own unpublished 2006 paper to close the research is available here or from the Features page:

Akhenaten, Eclipses and the Chronology of the Egyptian XVIII Dynasty

Chaotic Motion and the Earth's Wobble

In extreme circumstances the core wobble of the Earth could become chaotic in a similar way to that of a double pendulum. You will need to brush-up on your differential equations to understand that one! The late Peter Warlow proposed in the 1970s  that such a motion could cause the Earth's axis to completely turn-over and may be the cause of magnetic reversals (a-la-Velikovsky). Its is unlikely to have occurred during human prehistory, but we shouldn't rule it out for distant geological epochs. Here are a few links to follow:

double pendulum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0Z8wLLPNE0

tippe-top

http://www.universeofparticles.com/2018/10/29/peter-warlows-tippe-top-theory/

Evidence for 'continent-sized' structures at the core-mantle boundary layer

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-surprise-structures-wrapped-around-the-centre-of-earth

26th Dynasty Mummies found near the Pyramid of Djoser

Egyptologists have announced the discovery of a cache of mummies from the 26th dynasty at a site near the Old Kingdom pyramid of Djoser. As this was the period when Old Kingdom customs and religion were revived after Psamtek expelled the foreign kings, it may contain evidence of the revised Saite Dynasty versions of the Book of the Dead and Coffin Texts. This was the period when both Solon and Herodotus visited Egypt so perhaps these mummies could be contemporaries of the priests who met Herodotus; or perhaps the Psenophis of Heliopolis to whom Solon spoke and was given a version of the Atlantis story. It will be interesting to see if depictions of the Elysian Fields are found that resemble the rectangular plain described to Solon. Is it too much to hope that we may at last find some ‘hard evidence’ that will wake up the sceptical archaeologists? It has always been too much of a coincidence that Plato placed Solon’s visit to Egypt, at just the right era when the old customs were revived.

 

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/10/3/egypt-unveils-59-ancient-coffins-in-major-archaeological-discover

https://www.ancient-origins.net/news-history-archaeology/six-tombs-containing-mummies-belonging-elite-figures-26th-dynasty-020387

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/egypt-uncovers-20-mummies-in-vast-ancient-treasure-trove-dvbtjv7dg

Pictish Studies and related Subjects

Andres Pääbo has been steadily evolving his theories online since 2002 and expects another update to be ready April/May 2020. He would view western-Finnic languages as closer to Estonian than Finnish. Follow his work here:

www.paabo.ca/uirala/index.html

www.paabo.ca/uirala/4.expansouthinAtlantic.html

and a related independent study of the Baltic Wends

https://www.historyfiles.co.uk/KingListsEurope/BarbarianVeneti.htm

​Miscellaneous/Interesting

Posted here are here any links that may not be directly relevent but nevertheless fascinating:

Dolmens in Caucasia

An astrolabe was found in a dolmen in Caucasia (dolmen Kolikho).
The scientific film about the  excavation (in Russian): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KrIrdIyHBNU 
The text about excavation is here: http://www.zhivaya-zemlya.ru/forum/index.php?topic=637.0 

Mega-Tsunamis, Chinese Junks and Port Phillip Bay (courtesy: Bill Thompson)

https://www.thunderbolts.info/wp/2019/03/15/mega-tsunamis-chinese-junks-and-port-phillip-bay-2/

Can we trust historical calendar dates - even as recently as the first millennium AD?

https://www.academia.edu/40939151/Writers_and_Re-Writers_of_First_Millennium_History?email_work_card=view-paper

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https://www.dandipal.uk/folio/index.htm

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