Bronze Age migration.

Around 1200 bc. Either as a result of the volcanic eruption of Thera in the Agean, or a volcano in Iceland, the climate in Northern Europe cooled. Evidence from the Danish Bronze Age shows climate cooling and a southwards migration.

flangeGermanic swords are found as far as Ancient Egypt. Jurgen Spanuth identifies the Sea Peoples attacking Egypt known as the “Danuna” as Danes. He does this on four counts

1, The boats of the Sea Peoples have prows at either end as shown on the Egyptian carvings at Medinet Habu. The only other cultural region in Europe at that date that has this boat design is in Scandinavia.

scan0099Stylised boats from Scandinavia.

2, The sea Peoples have horned helmets. Again the only people with horned helmets in the Bronze age are Danes.

scan0106Bronze Age helmet from Denmark.

scan0110Above: Horned helmeted figure from Denmark.

scan0109Bronze Age, horned Scandinavian warriors on a rock carving.

scan0101Nuarghic figurine from Sardinia of a Danish warrior.

scan0105Nuarghic figurine from Sardinia showing Danish warrior with circular shields, flange hilted swords and horned helmet.

scan0097Bronze Age horned figure from Sardinia.

3, The Sea peoples are depicted at Medinet Habu as having Crested helmets. red hair and blonde hair. Again exactly as in denmark of the Bronze age.

scan0095scan0096Sea Peoples as depicted at Medinet Habu. Again the only European Bronze age cultural area with circular shields is in Northern Europe.

These Sea Peoples then are the Northern European ancestors of the Etruscans, the Dorians, the Spartans and the Indo European Philistines.

Sea Peoples are  charcterised by circular shields.

scan0104helm 1Danish circular shields from the Bronze Age.

Similar shields from Scotland.

scan0059From New Deer

scan0060And Yetholm

coincide with traces of gene flow from Scandinavia.

scan0037scan0036The above migrations also coincide with the tales of the Tuatha de Danaan. The destruction and rebuilding of round barrows according to a new design. Skulls from the Orkney chamber tombs also shown brachycephaly amongst the females and long skulls among the males. The suggestion is that the broad skulled males were killed off by the incomers and the females enslaved.

The mixed population resulting had high frequencies of death in child birth owing to incompatible skull/ pelvic ratios. This took centuries to disappear.


5 Responses to “Bronze Age migration.”

  1. […] The earliest consistent known acts of what we consider piracy happened in the late Bronze age, 13th Century BC, by the Phahroh Merneptah, he simply refered to them as “the foreign peoples of the sea” and drawn in the Medinet Habu with feathers. Whilst not the traditional view of pirates with cannons and galleon ships they made many inventions which aided sailing helping to keep them ahead of the local authorities and are still in widespread use today. Such innovations include the loose-footed or ‘free’ lower yardarm which greatly improved sailing under unfavourable wind conditions, the crows nest for early warning alarms and the reintroduction of the eastern use of ashlar (dressed and mortar-less brick) which was first seen 2700 years earlier! The sea peoples were also had origins of many ideas we have of Vikings, having horned helmets and identical prows at stern and aft. […]

  2. The best indicators of significant migrations, as males typically drive the more invasive sort, are Y-DNA Haplogroups.

    During the last glacial maxim, a significant if not major portion of European population was huddled down in Iberia (spain) south of the Pyranees. The Basque population have supposedly the oldest strains of Haplogroup R1b, which comprises most of far Western Europe. As the glaciers melted and people recolonized the North, the melting glaciers created immense wet moor lands and bogs at the edges, which created huge fog banks.
    The presence of low light conditions forced more Northern populations to adapt to whiter skin (sunlight is necessary to help with Vitamin D) and lighter hair and light eyes help with reflection from snow.

    So the most ancient Neolithic father lineages of typically darker featured spaniards, and most of the fairer Irish Welsh Scots French and West Germans, are really the same. The outer features are all adaptation. There is also a more ancient Neolithic R1b in Spain, and even in Turkey. There is even an R1b haplogroup which comprises 50% of Northern Cameroon in North Africa which is said to be a 10,000 – 20,000 year old back migration into Africa.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_R1b_%28Y-DNA%29

    The most surprising revelations which Y-DNA male Haplogroups provide, are which Haplogroups are related to which.

    Most Arabs and Jews are either Haplogroup J1, or J2, with Arabs being more heavily J1. 50% of Finnish Y-DNA is Haplogroup “I” and many call a marker of Viking presence as Haplogroup I, as it conveys a Northern origin. But in reality when Haplo I and J started off in the middle east they were likely one proto group “IJ”. Imagine that.

    And most Europeans are Haplogroup R1b (West) and R1a (East) and their closest relatives are Native American males which are Q. Both groups used to be P. The only significant presence of European Y-DNA in India is R1a (eastern euro) and very little Western Euro DNA is there.

  3. Danish = Danan = Dana = Shardana = Sardinia

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