Selts vs. Kelts vs. ... Basques???

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Everything you know is wrong.

7 comments:

terrye said...

That is fascinating. I read somewhere that there is also genetic evidence that the Aborigines of Australia were not the original race in Australia. It seems a pygmy like race had migrated from Africa when the sea levels were such that island hopping was possible.

Perhaps migration is even more a part of who people are than war is.

Skookumchuk said...

Yes. There is now evidence that people came to the Americas in ways other than by the famous Bering land bridge during the Ice Ages. The thinking now is htat there may have been coastal peoples slowly paddling their way from northeastern Asia along the Aleutians and down the West Coast of America. The famed Kennewick Man of a few years back - who looks in the reconstructions to be a dead ringer for Patrick Stewart - may be genetically related to the predecessors of the Ainu of Japan.

There is obviously much more to the migrations and interminglings of ancient peoples than we know.

chuck said...

There is obviously much more to the migrations and interminglings of ancient peoples than we know.

There was a show on the seven daughters of Eve that traced the maternal line of some Americans back in time. The most curious thing was that a red haired woman of Greek heritage and an Iroqois(?) shared a common ancestress in central asia. Yep, we all gotta move on. It is like a country and western song.

Re: the illustration. Is that NC Wyeth?

Skookumchuk said...

chuck:

Hmmm. Maybe. But I've got an ilustrated copy of Arthur Conan Doyle's The White Company, a medieval adventure tale written before the Sherlock Holmes stories and NC Wyeth's illustrations of medieval guys are softer, more Arts and Craftsy, sorta Maxfield Parrish like. These figures look more modern somehow.

Said the art critic. :-)

chuck said...

Skook,

Yeah, I think you are right. Here is some Wyeth stuff, and there are some Maxfield Parrish illustrations at the same site. But the style of the illustration here looks really familiar, I just can't put a name to it.

chuck said...

I found a source of the illustration, but there is no artist's name attached. Maybe it comes from a museum exhibit?

Skookumchuk said...

chuck:

That is a possibility. Also, there are some militaria paperbacks that are largely illustrations of uniforms - Civil War, Napoleonic, the Luftwaffe, Romans, and so forth. Osprey publishes some, but there are others, too. It looks more like that kind of illustration to me.