posted on Feb, 24 2014 @ 12:27 PM
reply to post by beansidhe
The Picts and other early peoples of Western Europe were African. The genetic signature for Europeans didn't appear until 6-7k years ago.
There is an effort to avoid these facts.
I'm not aware of any specific research for a recent African origin for the Picts, nor indeed anything to suggest that they were any different from
the other Brythonic (Welsh) speaking tribes living in modern day Scotland in Roman times?
DNA research is constantly advancing, but I believe the current thinking is that our (ie Britons - which includes the Picts) ancestors left Africa
~50ka, spent the worst part of the last Glacial in Turkey and then migrated to Britain via Iberia ~12ka (though I prefer the idea that at least some
of us simply left Britain at the start of the last Glacial and went for a long holiday in Iberia before returning - perhaps with friends they met from
There certainly is more recent African DNA in some Britons though and I'm inclined to believe that's a Roman legacy and proof we've always been a
multi-racial, tolerant, people who don't give a damn about the colour of anyone's skin
Of course, there have always been other groups arriving in Britain and, unlike many other countries, once they arrive they tend to stay. Some say
this is because there was nowhere else to go. I say it's because once you reached the bestest place on Earth why would you move on to anywhere