Very Very interesting stuff.
It all makes sense now
It is all falling into place now,
I have developed a theory,
First the facts,
1) Otzi the Iceman, (3500bc) was born in austria but lived south of the alps in italy most of his life, in a place where people have lived for 12,000
2) Otzi and his people were were more advanced, in some ways, than the other people in the area, they made Yew wood long bows.
Bows not all that different from the bows used by the legendary Welsh longbow men of the middle ages.
3) Otzi died of combat wounds, and was fleeing his italian home when he died.He had a fatal arrow wound.
He was headed north into austria.
4) There is a place in Ausria, high in the alps, where there is an "observatory" or calendar, I believe the oldest on the continent.
It is a peak
Sorry got interupted by the ex-wife
It is a peak that is surrounded by other mountains.
I believe there is a small set of sighting stones in ring. If you sight along a set of sighting stones, on the morning of of the equinoxes, the sun
will rise over a peak or between a set of peaks, cant remember which,
and on the solstices the sun will rise over a different set of peaks.
I'm trying to find the article I read about this in.
5) Stonehenge (2200bc) was built on an older site (3200bc)
6) Burried near stonehenge, was a man who became known as the "The Archer" (2300bc). He likley died from arrow wounds
It has been determined that the archer was born in AUSTRIA, but the person who was burried next to him, his son, was born in the area.
Ok my theory.
Otzi and his people were driven from their home in Italy, and kept on going, till they got to britain.
Once they got to britain they needed to be able to tell what time if year it was so they could plant their crops and perform the various ceremonys
the needed to.
But they didnt have their place among the peaks to make sense of the skys, so the built there own, first in wood, then later when they had
become more numerous they built a stone replica.
And they used a spot the earlier inhabitants already considered sacred or important, and had already put some sort of marker there.
And as succesive peoples came into the islands they were pushed into what is now wales and are the welsh.
One last piece of info, there is a small isolated valley in austria, where the local language is VERY similar to welsh.
[edit on 10-4-2008 by punkinworks]