Julian Cope presents Head Heritage

Head To Head
Log In
Register
The Modern Antiquarian Forum »
Studies Suggests Neolithic Britons Killed Off By Bubonic Plague
Log In to post a reply

13 messages
Topic View: Flat | Threaded
Monganaut
Monganaut
1834 posts

Edited Feb 22, 2018, 05:37
Studies Suggests Neolithic Britons Killed Off By Bubonic Plague
Feb 22, 2018, 05:11
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.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stonehenge-neolithic-britain-history-ancestors-plague-archaeology-beaker-people-a8222341.html

Also in the Daily Tory
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5413607/Neolithic-farmers-wiped-Beaker-people.html

Different mag suggests that Bronze Age plague not spread by fleas.
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2015/10/bronze-age-plague-wasnt-spread-fleas

Cambridge Archaeology
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/plague-in-humans-twice-as-old-but-didnt-begin-as-flea-borne-ancient-dna-reveals

A couple of other articles worth a butchers too...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5420077/Researchers-discovered-new-prehistoric-migration-paths.html

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5419511/Ancient-cave-drawings-led-modern-lanuages.html

The Modern Antiquarian Forum Index