- Oct 2, 2018
The island was peopled originally by hunter gatherers who after the retreat of the ice sheets northward made their way northward along the western coasts of Spain and France eventually arriving in Britain and then forward to Ireland possibly via the East Ulster land bridge.Well now, all our learned suppositions have been laid low by David Reich's book on "ancient DNA". As in taken from ancient skellingtons.
He says the people that built newgrange and stonehenge were "replaced" by iron-agers, maybe after some sort of collapse when there was a bad climatic event around 1170 BC. Replaced, covers a multitude of sins, doesn't it?
So all our "gaelic" squiggle designs from the stones around newgrange and lough crew were appropriated by our historians in the 1800s, who thought there was one race and culture going back to forever.
The language, being indo-european, came from the steppes of russia. Not from spain with its "milesians".
The original language spoken on this island was something like Basque.
The Spanish/North African/Meditteranean connection is indisputable concerning the origins of the first settlers in Ireland.