DNA analysis of the Windover Pond People in Florida and Creek descendants in the Southeast, plus many of the petroglyphs in northern Georgia prove that all Native Americans did not originate in eastern Siberia. The earliest of example of the Maya writing and numerical system is found near Nyköping on the Baltic Coast of Sweden.
by Richard L. Thornton, Architect and City Planner
Image above: This beautiful photo portrays a Sea Sami encampment on a lake in Swedish Lapland. The Norse name for the Sea Sami is Sjøke, which is pronounced, “Shjō : kē” and means “Sea People.” “Ke” has the same meaning in Gamla Norse that it does in Muskogee-Creek. The Zoque-Soque-Sokee People of southern Mexico and Georgia pronounced their name the same way. Bet you didn’t know that!
Our journey begins at the University of Uppsala
Uppsala, Sverige (Sweden) – For decades the understanding of the peopling of the Nordic lands was plagued by the same problems still characterizing the Southeastern United States . . . orthodoxy and gross generalizations based on minimal genetic and cultural analysis. Beginning in the 1600s, Swedish academicians had developed a series of speculative “understandings” of the Sami’s origin . . . each being ultimately being found to be inaccurate.
In 2006, when the People of One Fire was founded, all references stated that even though the Sami often had some Asian physical features, plus some cultural traditions similar to Indigenous Americans, they were actually Europeans. At most, they supposedly had only about 13% Asian DNA. Anthropologists stated that the physical features and cultural traditions developed because of their physical isolation from “mainstream” European peoples.
Anthropology textbooks still stated that blue-eye blonds evolved in northern latitudes due to the absence of sunshine. These academicians carefully omitted discussion of the fact that the farther north one goes in Scandinavia the darker the complexion and hair of it indigenous peoples. Then there is Tierra del Fuego where the locals have been living in a Lapland-like climate for at least 10,000 years, yet have black hair, bronze skin and brown eyes.
Anthropologists now understand that the the Nordic peoples (Sampi, Karelia, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Shetland Islands and Iceland) are hybrids. The region was not settled by a blue-eyed, blond-haired “pure Aryan race” as fantasized by the German Nazis. Their genetic makeup has been created by multiple immigrations into the region, mixing together and often then migrating elsewhere, such as the Picts, Goths, Angles, Lombards and Burgundians. One Sami tribe even migrated to the mountains between Switzerland and Austria. Swedish scientific journals emphasize that the people, who occupied Scandinavia in 2000 BC, when the Nyköping petroglyphs were carved, no longer exist in the Nordic countries.
Cultural timeline for the Nordic countries
C. 9,000-8,000 BC – The first settlers after the ice caps melted were a Eurasian hunting and reindeer herding people, similar to the Nenet. They probably once occupied all of Scandinavia and Finland.
C. 6,000 BC – Western European hunters began to migrate from Doggerland to the western side of Scandinavia and the British Isles as the rising ocean waters started flooding Doggerland. These people had black or dark brown hair, blue eyes and brown skin pigmentation.
C. 2,800 BC – People from southern Ukraine and the Steppes began the invasion of southern Scandinavia and the west-central coast of Norway. These invaders included farmers from the Yamna Culture, ancestral to the Scythians and big-brained “coneheads” . . . the same people as the Paracusas in western Peru and the middle Etowah River Valley in Georgia. The coneheads introduced the “red hair gene,” which over time mutated also into a “blond hair gene”
By Roman times, these coneheads became known as Burgundians. The Burgundians migrated southward from the southern tip of Sweden around 250 AD.
C. 1,750 BC – Celtic immigrants and traders from present-day Austria and southern Germany initiated the Nordic Bronze Age. They brought with them their sacred symbols, such as the Sun Wheel, which the is also the most sacred symbol of the Creek and Uchee Peoples . . . but is called the “Sacred Fire.” A Bronze Age civilization arose on the southern tip of Sweden and in Denmark that grew wealthy on the trading of Baltic Sea amber for bronze or copper ingots. Until the Middle Ages, Scandinavia did not have any copper mines.
C. 1400 BC, the elite of the Scandinavian Bronze Age civilization were burying their dead in tombs and earthworks almost identical to those later constructed by the Adena Culture in the Southeastern United States and Ohio Valley. The Corded Beakerware pottery of this civilization was also identical to the slightly later Deptford Corded Ware pottery of Georgia.
C. 1200 BC: A massive storm or tsunami inundated all of Denmark and lower-lying coastal regions of southern Sweden. Trees were leveled throughout Denmark and up to a meter of muck was deposited on the landscape. Denmark was depopulated and the Scandinavian Civilization was wiped out. If there were any survivors, it is currently not known where they relocated. However, Denmark was left with a very fertile “top coat” of soil, which it benefits from even today.
C. 1,200 BC – 1,000 BC: The Finns, kin of the Huns, began to move upstream of the Dnieper River in Ukraine and Belarus. From there to the upper reaches of the Väinäjoki (Daugava) River, from where they eventually moved along the river towards the Baltic Sea in present-day Estonia and Latvia.
C. 750 BC: Proto-Finnish tribes sailed across the Baltic to settle Karelia and Finland, absorbing to varying degrees, the descendants of earlier migrations into eastern Scandinavia. They carried with them the “red haired gene” of the Paracus (Egghead) People of Ukraine. Blond hair is equally common in Finland and Sweden.
Uchee and Eastern Creek descendants are showing a significant level of Sami and Finnish DNA markers. The immediate response would be, “Oh, that means that the Uchee on the Savannah River arrived after Finns and Sami intermarried or after 700 BC. ” However, I strongly suspect that the laboratories are picking up the DNA of aboriginal peoples in the Baltic Region, who later interbred with the new Finnish arrivals.
C. 500 BC – 100 BC: The weather became cooler and wetter in Southern Scandinavia, making agriculture difficult. Many tribes, such as the Anglisk (Proto-English), moved southward into northern Germany, where they learned how to obtain iron from bogs and iron ore. This may be when the Picts migrated to northeastern Scotland, but that migration may have occurred, earlier.
Muskogee-Creek contains some Anglisk words, such as the words for medicinal herbs and medical doctors. The most likely explanation is that the Alekmanni People of the Altamaha River Delta shared those words with other members of the Creek Confederacy. Alekmanni means, “Medicinal herbs – noblemen” in modern English. The Alekmanni specialized in the cultivation of such medicinal herbs as cinchona tree bark (quinine) and copal.
C. 100 AD: Small kingdoms began forming in Denmark and Southern Sweden. These kingdoms had trade ties with Roman colonies to the south. There is also evidence that the Danish and Swedish nobility served in the Roman Army during the last three centuries of the Roman Empire.
In 2007, it dawned on geneticists at Uppsala that they had been using Sami DNA test markers made from a few Southern Sami individuals, living on the southern frontier of the today’s Sami. For at least 2,600 years these Southern Sami had been intermarrying with Scandinavians and Finns. Those living closest to Scandinavian villages would undoubtedly carry the most Scandinavian DNA.
Unfortunately, many, if not most commercial DNA labs in North America still use those old Sami DNA markers, which only have a small Asiatic components. Once much more sophisticated genetic testing procedures developed at Uppsala, the University of København (Copenhagen) and the Max Planck Institute in Germany, comprehensive surveys have revealed that many Swedes carry Asiatic DNA, not just the self-identified Sami. Some Swedish families in the interior have up to 38% Asiatic DNA markers. It is rare to find “full blooded American Indians” with that high percentage. Typical Cherokees today are 0-2% American Indian.
Researchers at Uppsala identified at least 32 Sami tribes, speaking 18 languages and dialects. Many of the Sami languages and dialects are unintelligible with each other. When they begin obtaining DNA samples from these individual tribes, the researchers were shocked to discover broad differences in the profiles. In fact, many of the tribes carried DNA of other European or Eurasian peoples, which historians did not realize ever lived in Sweden.
In general, the percentage of Asiatic DNA markers in the Sami and Swedes in general, increases as one travels northward and toward the interior mountains. Researchers at Uppsala University are now convinced that the Sami were never an isolated society, but rather traded and intermarried with the peoples, who settled in Sweden after them. Over the thousands of years, the appearance of the Sami changed from being very similar to American Indians to now being “part American Indian.”
In Part Three, we will visit the Mesolithic Pond Burials in Finland, Karelia and Florida! Little did I know when I marked a 1663 map of my project site on Ven Island . . . (Ancient Stone Age Bog – Archaeological Zone – Development Forbidden) that I was noting burials identical to those at Windover Pond in Florida . . . but I would not learn that for a long, long time!
For our musical entertainment, we give you beautiful Sofia Jannok . . . a Southern Sami, who has become one of Sweden’s most popular and innovative singers. This concert was for the future Queen of Sweden. Viktoria (who the cameras repeatedly panned to. Most of the song’s words are in Sami. The concert was broadcast around the world, via satellite.
This video is of a concert, where Sofia sang a traditional Sami song, but with a “beat” . . . then she sang the ABBA song, “Waterloo” in Sami. Enjoy!