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Sons of Adam, and the Dumpster of Paganism

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Submitted by Michael S (United States), Mar 12, 2016 at 14:39

Hi, Moh.

You said you wonder what happened to the early hunter-gatherers in Europe. They were probably very few in numbers, like the Aboriginies of Australia or the First Nations of North America ("Indians").

Just before the white settlers were allowed into what is now the US state of Vermont, for instance (around 1760), Vermont was settled by only around 800 Abnaki Indians (probably some of my ancestors). Most of these lived in the extreme NW of the state; the rest was hunting grounds. At the close of the French and Indian Wars in 1763, white settlers flooded into the territory by the thousands, driving most of the Abnakis into Quebec. During the American Revolution, the Abnakis made raids into the area, kidnapping white males -- many of which refused to be repatriated after the war, but continued as members of the tribe. One such male was probably an ancestor of mine, since the family name is prominent in the tribe.

There have actually been many waves of mass immigration into Europe. The first to supplant the hunter-gatherers were from the Middle East, largely of mtDNA haplogroup N1a. Shortly before the time of Biblical Adam (around 6000 years ago), Hg N1a people were prominent among those who spread Neolithic farming techniques into Europe. The male yDNA component of these people was largely Hg G. Ötzi the Iceman was of this lineage.

"N1a originated in the Near East [3] 12,000 to 32,000 years ago.[1] Specifically, the Arabian Peninsula...

"The Linear Pottery Culture is credited with the first farming communities in Central Europe, marking the beginning of Neolithic Europe in the region some 7500 years ago. As of 2010, mitochondrial DNA analysis has been conducted on 42 specimens from five locations. Seven of the 42 specimens were found to be members of haplogroup N1a. A separate study analyzed 22 skeletons from European hunter-gatherer sites dated 13400-2300 BC. Most of these remains were members of Haplogroup U, which was not found in any of the Linear Pottery Culture sites. Conversely, N1a was not identified in any of the hunter-gatherer fossils, indicating a genetic distinction between early European farmers and late European hunter-gatherers...

"N1a is a rare haplogroup that currently appears in only 0.2% of European populations.[5] Pockets of higher frequencies exist... 9.24% of the population on the island of Cres,[18] and... the Komi-Permyaks (9.5%)...

"A study of a 10th and 11th century Hungarians found that N1a1a1 was present in high-status individuals but absent from commoners..."

-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplogroup_N1a_%28mtDNA%29

"There has so far been ancient Y-DNA analysis from Early Neolithic Anatolia as well as most Neolithic cultures in Europe (Thessalian Neolithic in Greece, Starčevo culture in Hungary/Croatia, LBK ("Linear Pottery") culture in Germany, Remedello in Italy, and Cardium Pottery in south-west France and Spain) and all sites yielded a majority of G2a individuals, which is the strongest evidence at present that farming originated with and was disseminated by members of haplogroup G."

-- http://www.eupedia.com/europe/Haplogroup_G2a_Y-DNA.shtml

Those early settlers were pre-Indo-Europeans, probably connected with the modern Basque language. The Indo-Europeans of Adam's day lived in the "Yamma" region ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Yamna-en.svg ) of present-day Ukraine and Russia. The first historical Indo-Europeans were the second wave of "Hittites" in modern-day Turkey. They were of yDNA Hg R1a and R1b, with some admixture; and mtDNA H)

"According to Anthony, between 3100-2800/2600 BCE, a real folk migration of Proto-Indo-European (IE) speakers from the Yamna-culture took place into the Danube Valley. These migrations probably split off Pre-Italic, Pre-Celtic and Pre-Germanic from Proto-Indo-European"

-- https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo-European_migrations

The Biblical Flood occurred in 2350 BC, so these IE peple were probably pushing up from the Danube Basin around this time. They produced the Funnel Beaker D, Michelsberg and Windmill Hill cultures of Scandanavia, Germany, the Low Countries, eastern England and SE Scotland. They were probably not Celts, but may have been ancestors of the Picts, Ligurians and Teutons. The true Celts probably came in a later wave, establishing the Bell-Beaker culture that extended from Slovenia and Hungary into most of France and up to the Danish border. The Celts were then assimilated into invading Germanic and Italic cultures in historic times, accounting for many of our ancestors (predominantly R1a and R1b yDNA and H mtDNA).

To correlate Adam and his family to these others, Adam were contemporary with the Uruk expansion ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uruk_period ) in the Middle East. Their predominant language was probably Sumerian, which hasn't been successfully connected to any modern language. The Steppes (including the "Yamma" area, mentioned above) were settled then by cattle-herding Proto-Indo-Europeans; and Central and NW Europe were peopled by the Linear Pottery Culture. The Proto-Indo-Europeans may have begun moving up the Danube before the Flood.

You and I identify with the Indo-Europeans, specifically with the pre-Celtic tribes, then the Celts, then their Germanic (and in my mother's case Slavic) overlords. The people of the Bible narrative, on the other hand, came through the Flood with Noah. I guestimate that he was Sumerian, part of the "Uruk" civilization, but then adopted the language of the invading Semitic "Kish" civilization (perhaps connected with the Biblical "Cush") -- very distinct, racially and linguistically, from our physical ancestors. Those Semites spoke a language in a family of languages already spreading across northern Africa; and their arrival probably accounted for the "confusion of the languages" at the building of the "Tower of Babel".

Does that help clarify things? You and I were descended from hairy-coated cattle herders from the Steppes (long BEFORE the Scythians), at a time when Adam and Eve were part of a more advanced agricultural society that replaced the Ubaid Pottery Culture during the Uruk expansion. Our people and Adam's were thus two separate peoples. Noah's sons, for the most part, intermarried with the idolatrous people where they settled (the Biblical "sons of God" with the "daughters of men"), producing the pagan societies that emanated from the Middle East.

Of these, the sons of Japheth seem to have impacted the Proto-Indo-Europeans, from whence came the Hindu and European pagan religions. They have elements of the Bible story, roughly from the time of Cush, but all garbled up. The pagans of Ireland, for instance, are said to have come from a mare born out of the sea foam. That may refer to the Indo-European invaders, who are associated with horses -- from the Central Asian → Chinese → Vietnamese "mã" to the English "mare"; but it became intermingled with imagery hearkening back to Mesopotamia. They venerate the yew tree, for instance, as the "tree of immortality". The mare apparently ate the fruit of it, and produced mankind. As with many pagan cultures, Adam and Noah are confounded with one another; so that the Irish "mare" becomes a type of Noah (as did Dagon, the fish god of the Phoenicians), mixed with Eve; and the yew tree becomes the "Tree of Knowledge" mixed with the "Tree of Life". Connections like this permeate the countries settled by Indo-Europeans.

Through our pagan roots, I suppose you could say we descend from the "great miscegenation" from Adam; but from our Christian forebears, of a spiritual lineage going back to Jesus and the disciples, we have become sons of Abraham and of God -- if we hold to the faith of Abraham and remain unspotted by the garbled religion of the world. I notice that atheist Darwinians of today have adopted a walking fish as their mascot, a type of Dagon. It seems that modern man has thrown out real food and gone looking in the dumpster of paganism for sustenance.

Concerning the Muslims, they hold to the teachings of a great garbler.

Shalom shalom :-)


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