posted on Mar, 7 2014 @ 04:02 PM
reply to post by Logarock
One of the more interesting things to note is that Cladh Hallan
in South Uist is the only place
that mummies have been found in Britain. As you know, it's not normal custom here.
According to recent anthropological and DNA-analysis the skeletons of a female and a male were compiled from body parts of at least 6 different human
The standing stones of Callanish are also found in the Hebrides, on Lewis.
You'll know of Iona, where St. Columba established his monastry, but also Eigg and Tiree had monastries. In fact, it might be fair to say that
Christianity was introduced to Scotland via the Hebrides. I'd never made that connection before (and thanks for spoon-feeding me the basics of the
Old Testament, by the way!).
Here's a good site, for reference:
Current DNA research shows a later group of Neolithic settlers arriving by sea from the Mediterranean and Atlantic coasts and mingling with the older
people, to give rise to the later Iron Age people, whose distinctive broch-style duns grace many headlands and lochs around the isles.