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pdburley wrote:

> Aine -
>
> There are several things concerning House Seven that are
> fascinating and perplexing. One of the items I chose not to
> include in the AoM paper has to do with four symbols engraved
> on a stone in that house. However much can be said about the
> engravings and implications of the correct message being
> communicated by them. Again, I detail this in the book. (I am
> surprised at the connections you and others here are proposing
> is making between Stonehenge and other Neolithic sites across
> Great Britain. Terrific! Synchronicity at work?) Of particular
> note for this thread is that I identified one of the four
> symbols as representing Orion and together the four symbols
> represent the Milky Way. Could this be evidence of occupants of
> Skara Brae having been seafarers? It certainly could, since a
> portion of the Milky Way ca. 3000 BC could not have been seen
> from the latitude of Skara brae, but could be seen by traveling
> south to about latitude 23 degrees north, or the west tip of
> west Africa. There is much work to be done in this regard. What
> is important here is finding Orion represented symbolically on
> a wall in House Seven at Skara Brae. Evidence continues to be
> found suggesting Orion was quite important to Grooved Ware
> People in both Orkney, and now Stonehenge. We should no longer
> be surprised. Thornborough Henges are another important example
> of the importance Orion played in Neolithic Britain.
>

Hi Paul,

I didn't know about Orion being represented at Skara Brae. That's very interesting. You could write a book just on the stones. There are stories of magic stones all over Europe and probably Asia as well. It sounds almost like they were used as a kind of map or as a tool to measure latitude, just as the Vikings used lodestones.

Do you know if any DNA analysis has been done on the skeletons? The people of the Orkneys long identified culturally more with the Scandinavians than the Scots, and of course the Scandinavians were among the best seafarers in history. There has always been a lot of admixing between the Scots and the Norse. I suspect that goes back a long, long way.

And, of course, the Orkneys were once part of a larger landmass that connected Scotland with Norway.

In short, I don't think there's any doubt they were seafarers and that the British Isles weren't some backwater province as the Romans considered it. They were right in the thick of things and their seafaring knowledge encompassed the entire Atlantic seaboard all the way to Malta and beyond. Which reminds me. The Epic of Gilgamesh mentions the "stone things" that helped him cross the Sea of Death. I wonder if there is a connection.



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