​Features and Articles

The following articles and links are intended to stand-alone and give the reader a different insight into events of recent prehistory. They also build further on some of the themes discussed in the author's earlier books. If you like the features here then you will like the books.


Most of these articles are now also available in the books and e-books:

Prehistory Papers and Prehistory Papers II.

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Ancient Britain and Europe

Stonehenge Builders DNA; Aegean and Anatolian origins

Cannibals in Neolithic Britain & Ireland: what were the dolmens for?

Lyonesse - Lost; examining the roots of the Lyonesse legends

Callanish, Cronus and a Mysterious Stranger: ancient voyages into the Atlantic

British DNA: the History and Legends of Origin Compared (pdf): DNA confirms history and legends

Stonehenge Blindness (pdf): Astronomy at Stonehenge

Ancient Egypt and Carthage

Narmer, Meri-nar and Queen Myrina: reconsidering First Dynasty Egypt

Troy, Amarna and the Earliest Dateable Solar Eclipse: clues to Bronze Age chronology

Joseph's Famine - a Catastrophe Forewarned: investigating seven year climate rhythms in ancient times

Ancient Astronomy, Catastrophism, Pole-shifts and Pole-tides

Ancient Astronomy and Terrestrial Catastrophism:  Oumuamua; Gravitational Waves; Plato's Calendar; Malta Temples

Dangers to Earth from Ancient Supernovas: stellar-mergers and cosmic events

Supernova Ejecta and the Dangers to Earth: high-energy impact events and their consequences

The Spiral in Neolithic Art; astronomical significance

Spirals on the Long Meg Standing Stone: spirals, wobbles and pole-shifts

Irish God Kings and a Nine-month Day: Irish legends and Newgrange astronomy

The Phaistos Disc; Minoans, Trojans and Etruscans: the Phaistos disc calendar

Earth's Wobbly Rotation: some modern internet contributions & animations

Cosmic Catastrophism affecting the Earth

The latest bibliography from William Thompson III (updated 2020)


Pictish Studies

The  Problem of the Picts: New Deer; Pictish DNA;

Three Pictures of Picts: three well known images and a new one

A Crocodile in Loch Ness? Saint Columba's monster sighting

Who were the Irish Cannibals? Attacotti and Scotti

Ptolemy's Map of Caledonia: an alternative interpretation

Dismissing the Venerable Bede: a 'Scythian' origin for the Picts


Downloads and pdf files of older articles and papers

Some of the author's earlier published papers and some articles withdrawn from publication in 2006 due to attempted editorial censorship of the content. They are unchanged in content other than formatting for publication in Prehistory Papers in 2020. Please note that some of the older links mentioned in the pdf's may now be broken.

The Neolithic Calendar

On the Coligny Calendar

Updating George F. Dodwell

Akhenaten and Eclipses

Fifteen Years on from Atlantis (of the West)

Throwing Planets Around


Reviews, etc

Reviews of some relevent books and papers