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Blonde Mummies, Tocharians and Indo-Europeans of China

Survive the Jive has an interesting video on “Blond Mummies, Tocharians and Indo-Europeans of China” about the Indo-European presence in present-day Xinjiang of western China: “Archaeological discovery of mummies in the Taklamakan desert of Western China dating back 4,000 years has captivated the imaginations of researchers, who were surprised to discover that they were caucasians […]

Ancient Celtic History

This blog archive is a memorial to content originally curated on the main Ryan Setliff Online page under the Celtophile section from 2020 through December 16th, 2021; it captures the culture, life, and history of the ancient Celts of the British Isles (i.e., England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales) as well as continental Europe: The early Scots came first from […]

Origin of Horse Domestication: Botai, Yamnaya, Sintashta

Survive the Jive offers a documentary on the domestication of the horse which was likely brought to fruition by Indo-European steppe riders. “Professor Alan Outram, Head of Archaeology at University of Exeter is one of the world’s leading experts on ancient horse DNA and the domestication of the horse. In this interview he explains how […]

How Doggerland Sank Beneath the Waves

Doggerland (also called Dogger Littoral) was an area of land, now submerged beneath the southern North Sea, that connected Great Britain to continental Europe. It was flooded by rising sea levels around 6500–6200 BCE, and its catastrophic flooding may have been the result of tsunami emanating from an avalanche in a Norwegian Fjord. Geological surveys […]

Where did Celts come from? Who were the Druids?

Survive the Jive asks the question “Where did Celts come from?” “Celts are known for tartan, faeries, druids, bagpipes and the British Isles – but the origins of the Celtic culture lie in the Unetice culture of Bronze age central Europe and it spread out with the Hallstatt and La Tène cultures. In this history […]

Ancient History of Ireland: Newgrange, Celts, Vikings

Survive the Jive documentary on “Ancient History of Ireland: Newgrange, Celts, Vikings.” “Ireland has a rich and fascinating ancient history; from the great megalithic structures of the Neolithic, like Newgrange, to the spectacular gold jewellery of the Indo-European Bell Beaker folk, the weapon hoards of the Irish Bronze Age, the enigmatic La Tene Celtic art […]

The Corded Ware Culture

Dan Davis Author narrates this informative video on the early Indo-European people of the Corded Ware Culture. “The Corded Ware culture existed between c. 3000 BC – c. 2300 BC, spanning the late Neolithic, through the Copper Age, and the early Bronze Age. The name Corded Ware comes from the cord-like impressions on their pottery. […]