February 11th, 2003

The First Swiss Watch?

(from CNN article)

Archeologists studying the remains of a wealthy archer found in a 4,000-year-old grave exhumed last year near the renowned landmark said Monday he was originally from the Alps region, probably modern-day Switzerland, Austria or Germany. “He would have been a very important person in the Stonehenge area and it is fascinating to think that someone from abroad — probably modern-day Switzerland — could have played an important part in the construction of the site,” said archeologist Andrew Fitzpatrick in a statement.

The so-called “Amesbury Archer” was found in a grave in southern England about three miles from the landmark, buried with 100 items, including gold earrings, copper knives and pottery. Researchers hailed the find — from about 2,300 B.C. and the oldest known grave in Britain — as one of the richest early Bronze Age sites in Europe.

“Different ratios of oxygen isotopes form on teeth in different parts of the world and the ratio found on these teeth prove they were from somebody from the Alps region,” said Tony Trueman from Wessex Archeology.

So what about the
Gods from Outer Space


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