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New excavations to find lost Pictish kingdom
The Scotsman, tall and handsome built ^ | May 10, 2013 | Frank Urquhart

Posted on 05/12/2013 5:57:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

Until recently historians had believed that Fortriu -- one of the most powerful Kingdoms of the “painted people” -- had been based in Perthshire.

But recent research has now placed the Pictish stronghold much further north to the Moray Firth area.

And it was revealed today that a team of archaeologists from Aberdeen University are to embark on a series of excavations on the Tarbat peninsula in Ross-shire where archaeologists have already uncovered evidence of the only Pictish monastic settlement found in Scotland to date...

The team of archaeologists also plan to examine the Pictish cross slabs found at Shandwick, Hilton and Nigg in an attempt to understand the power structures that led to the formation of the early Pictish kingdoms.

Preliminary excavations of a hill fort at Easter Rarichie in Ross and Cromarty have already revealed a remarkable stone-walled structure that may be an important settlement dating to the Iron Age or Pictish period...

It was revealed two months ago that a recently discovered DNA marker suggests that 10 per cent of Scottish men are directly descended from the Picts. Known as “’Picti’” by the Romans ‘Painted Ones’ in Latin - the empire of Pictish tribes constituted the largest kingdom in Dark Age Scotland. They repelled the conquests of both Romans and Angles before disappearing from history by the end of the first millennium.

The Picts took part in one of the most decisive battles in Scottish history -- the Battle of Dun Nechtain , also known as the Battle of Nechtansmere -- when the Picts defeated the Northumbrian forces of King Ecgfrith.

Historians have claimed that the Pictish triumph laid the foundations for a distinctive Scottish state, which endured until the Act of Union in 1707.

(Excerpt) Read more at scotsman.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science; Travel
KEYWORDS: caledonia; dunnechtain; epigraphyandlanguage; fortriu; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; kingecgfrith; nechtansmere; pictish; picts; romanempire; scotland; scotlandyet
Picture: University of Aberdeen

Picture: University of Aberdeen

1 posted on 05/12/2013 5:57:58 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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To: StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; 24Karet; 2ndDivisionVet; ...

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


2 posted on 05/12/2013 5:59:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Thread is worthless without Picts!


3 posted on 05/12/2013 6:02:31 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Ken H
Thread is worthless without Picts!

“The Trvve Picture of a VVomen Picte.” Theodor de Bry’s engraving of a Pict woman (a member of an ancient Celtic people from Scotland), published in Thomas Hariot’s 1588 book A Briefe and True Report of the New Found Land of Virginia. The woman stands with a long spear held upright in her left hand, and two long spears held horizontally in her right hand. She wears only a large ring around her waist, from which a curved sword hangs behind her, and a smaller ring around her neck. Much of her body appears to be painted or tattooed. In the background, two buildings stand on hillsides.

http://www.learnnc.org/lp/multimedia/6247

4 posted on 05/12/2013 6:12:26 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (My tagline is in the shop.)
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To: Ken H

LOL!


5 posted on 05/12/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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To: Ken H

;’)


6 posted on 05/12/2013 6:24:30 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

http://www.moviesoundclips.net/download.php?id=3828&ft=mp3


7 posted on 05/12/2013 6:35:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: SunkenCiv

Several Species of Small Furry Animals Gathered Together in a Cave and Grooving with a Pict

Anybody got a link?


8 posted on 05/12/2013 6:39:48 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored
Wikipedia
9 posted on 05/12/2013 6:43:24 PM PDT by dayglored (Listen, strange women lying in ponds distributing swords is no basis for a system of government!)
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To: dayglored

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DgEPm4kaWXE


10 posted on 05/12/2013 6:52:18 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: Mmogamer

ok that one wasnt the song.. try this

http://grooveshark.com/#!/search?q=several+species+of+small+furry+animals


11 posted on 05/12/2013 6:58:13 PM PDT by Mmogamer (I refudiate the lamestream media, leftists and their prevaricutions.)
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To: ElkGroveDan

BBWW.


12 posted on 05/12/2013 7:19:46 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Plan "B" is now Plan "A")
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To: SunkenCiv

My people were from Dal Raita.


13 posted on 05/12/2013 7:25:09 PM PDT by truth_seeker
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To: ElkGroveDan

Interesting. I have seen that illustration before presented as a picture of an American Indian woman.


14 posted on 05/12/2013 7:45:15 PM PDT by Inyo-Mono (NRA)
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To: SunkenCiv

One In Ten Scots Men Descended From Picts

"Now new research from ScotlandsDNA, an ancestry testing company, has found a marker strongly suggesting for the first time that a large number of descendants of these northern tribes, known as “Picti” by the Romans meaning “Painted Ones”, are living in Scotland."

15 posted on 05/12/2013 7:45:18 PM PDT by blam
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To: blam
Kind of makes you wonder whate the other 90% of Scots are descended from?

The majority racial origin is probably gael (Irish). Theres also going to be a lot of Anglo-Saxon too.

16 posted on 05/13/2013 4:00:22 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9
They are all basically the same people. Wave after wave of migrants came out of the Iberian Ice Age refuge at the end of the Ice age and most of them were haplogroup R1b.

Different groups of R1b's arrived at different spots where previous R1b's had settled...different groups have different customs, basically and there was conflict.

Haplogroup R1b(male)

Recently scientists have discovered that R1b's have more male children than female. That accounts for the high percentage (68%) of R1b's in Europe.

17 posted on 05/13/2013 4:46:10 AM PDT by blam
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To: Ken H

LOL!


18 posted on 05/13/2013 5:14:54 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ElkGroveDan

Do you know if they actually arrayed themselves like this? Or is it just a symbolic representation?


19 posted on 05/13/2013 5:16:51 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Bigg Red; ElkGroveDan

As far as I understand it, very little of substance is actually known about the Picts and their culture. They built in wood, which has rotted. They left behind very little writing and no histories. We have a few names (none of them female incidentally). Practically all we do know about the Picts was recorded by the Romans and the Gaels, who hated them. “Pict” itself is the Roman term for them. We don’t even know what they called themselves. There’s talk of woad and tattoos, of wicker shields and long spears and (curiously) crossbows, but really the evidence for all that is surprisingly scant. We do know that all references to Pictavia (Pictland) and the Picts stop very suddenly in the middle of the tenth century, probably as a result of culteral subversion and conquest by the Irish.


20 posted on 05/13/2013 7:39:46 AM PDT by Vanders9
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To: Vanders9

Okay. Thanks for the info.


21 posted on 05/13/2013 10:43:33 AM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ElkGroveDan

I have nothing against naked women, far from it, but having been to Scotland there are darn few days a woman could dress (or undress) like that. :-))


22 posted on 05/14/2013 3:17:39 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: SunkenCiv

The Moray Firth is near the Colin Firth.


23 posted on 05/14/2013 3:29:35 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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To: Vanders9; SunkenCiv

The term Pict disappears around the time of the founding of the Kingdom of Alba. Since we don’t know what the Picts called themselves, they may not have thought this was any significant change.


24 posted on 05/14/2013 3:32:03 PM PDT by colorado tanker
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