The antiquity of European civilization—which the far left now seeks to destroy through mass Third World immigration—has been illustrated once again with the discovery of a 5,000-year-old Neolithic tomb in Ireland.
The tomb has lain unknown until now, said archaeologist Michael Gibbons, who discovered it this month, because of its remote mountaintop setting.
Gibbons said that a series of discoveries in this area, including animal enclosures, field systems, and “booley settlements” (temporary housing built to accommodate shepherds moving livestock), suggests that there are layers of history spanning the Neolithic period, the iron age, the bronze age and the post medieval period on the site.
In an interview with the Irish Times, Gibbons said that the hilltop tomb, which was a sacred site up to 3,500 BC, was probably not discovered before now because of its dramatic setting on the edge of the mountain.
“This dramatic spur would have been regarded as being on the edge of the world and at the entrance to another world,” said the archaeologist, who worked on the excavation of the Carrowmore complex of megalithic tombs in Co Sligo some decades ago.
“This is a spectacular tomb. It was an incredible achievement to construct it here,” he said.
He said it was extraordinary to think that humans had survived on this plateau which is about 1,000 ft above today’s modern settlements. It was also an indicator of climate change. “Obviously it was a good deal warmer and drier in the early Neolithic period,” he said.
He said the discoveries challenge the widely held view that there were no significant upland settlements in north Leitrim in prehistoric times.
The archaeologist also pointed out that following carbon dating of human remains found last year in a cave on Knocknarea mountain in County Sligo, by a team led by Dr. Marion O’Dowd, it had been established that the Sligo/Leitrim uplands were settled 5500 years ago.
He added that there were a series of hilltop tombs across the north west, including Queen Maeve’s grave on Knocknarea.
“This one is a Neolithic tomb probably built 5,500 years ago as a communal burial area. It is a spectacular setting overlooking Donegal Bay, Slieve League, Lough Melvin, and Glenade lake.”