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From: "brian quinn" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Southwest England 23/11/13/13 hotspot
Date: Fri, 2 Mar 2007 08:40:08 +1100
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Peter,

How about the Beaker people who arrived in Wessex prior to 2300 BCE? They
changed the axis of Stonehenge to create the second stage of Stonehenge,
that aligned it with the sun indicating sun worship. A speculation might be
that they were bringing in fresh ideas from the IndoEuropean Culture.

Maybe the hap is what the Amesbury Archer would have had- a Beaker leader
buried near Stonehenge in about 2400 bce, but he was from somewhere between
Switzerland and Sweden judging by his oxygen isotopes. Mind you that would
account for the strange distribution of the hap and be a localised invasion
from the continent.

See http://www.archaeology.co.uk/ca/issues/ca184/archer/archer.htm

Brian Quinn



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