Thursday, May 26, 2016

Beaker People Tombs Along the Kanawha River in West Virginia

Beaker People Tombs Along the Kanawha River in West Virginia


Stone mound with doorway lintel located on a ridge overlooking the Kanawha River. Image from "The Encyclopedia of Ancient Giants in North America."



   According to the “U.K. History Files,” “It was this Beaker culture that was disrupted in the twelfth century BC, possibly by the arrival of the first wave Celtic settlers in Prydein during a period of intense disruption that took place as far afield as the Middle East, where the collapse of the Hittite empire was a major act in a century of turmoil. Although many would have stayed put and accepted their new Celtic overlords, some would have migrated westwards to avoid them, or were already in the west. Here they remained safe from Celtic domination for much longer, and when that domination finally came, it may only have been through a warrior elite.”
    There are a several of megalithic Stone Circles that have been described in W. V. and Ohio. Stone circles are found along with stone mounds with doorway lintels (stone doorways) and earthen mounds with stone chambers.