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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’ - fox news

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Neolithic farmers were wiped out by ‘Beaker people’ - fox news Stonehenge has a proud place in Britain's history as one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe.But, according to a major new study, modern-day Britons are barely related to the ingenious Neolithic farmers who built the monument 5,000 years ago.Instead the British are related to the 'Beaker people' who travelled from modern-day Holland and all but wiped out Stonehenge's creators.The findings are 'absolutely sort of mind-blowing,' said archaeologist Barry Cunliffe, a professor emeritus at the University of Oxford.'They are going to upset people, but that is part of the excitement of it.'Many experts believed it was just Beaker pottery-making and culture which was exported to Britain between 4,400 and 4,700 years ago - not the people themselves.But the new evidence comes from DNA analysis of 400 prehistoric skeletons, some from after Stonehenge and others born before it was created.The genes of these ancient people provide enough clues to determine that Beakers travelled here from Holland and took over in a few centuries.They replaced 90 per cent of the Neolithic farmers who built the monument and had lived here for 1,500 years.The creators of Stonehenge appeared Mediterranean, with olive-hued skin, dark hair and eyes.But the Beaker people were more like white modern British people, with fair skin, lighter hair and eyes.The Beaker people may have killed off the ancient engineers behind Stonehenge by bringing the bubonic plague to Britain.D Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5413607/Neolithic-farmers-wiped-Beaker-people.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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r1a1 r1a1 (1 month ago)
yes the bell beaker people in british isles are invaded by STEPPE PASTROLISTS from GADEN CULTURE which successor of yamna culture but they didnt bring COPPER BRONZE and HORSE CHARIOT which is invented in SINTASHA CULTURE

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