Tuesday, 1 August 2017
historical evidence for early Asian communities in Roman Britain, and earlier
Early communities of Asians in Britain, in time of, and before Roman conquest of Britain. Some evidence: Archaeological finds of pottery are one of most important material evidence of older, partially pre-historic times. In Britain, famous is Northamptonshire pottery, called being of Hunsbury Draughton style where decorations of yin-yang style are clear and apparent. Notably, pottery producing culture of those areas well continued after conquest, and thereafter become famous and distinct NENE valley pottery, of sites from Northamptonshire; and in numerous preserved items are clearly visible, also, yin-yang style decoration. Of course, such continuation of decorative themes attest strongly continuation and thriving of certain culture of people of that area. Importantly, many of these finds are of areas where rivers towards the Wash in east are near to Avon flowing to west, thus in geography strategic area in Britain, for commerce and connections. It is notable also that potteries found at famous southern iron age hill castle the Maiden castle, also apparently show decoration themes of yin-yang. And some of their decoration themes closely resemble themes in NENE valley pottery (upside down being U form, and some forms resembling w in forms of running dogs etc). Also this attest cultural connections. Importantly, the Maiden castle was strategic near to old thriving commercial and manufacturing hubs of Hengistbury harbour and Poole harbour, where inland and overseas commerce thrived, especially up to Gallic war times; thrived to the level that gold standard was in use. One of main historical sites of Britain is the Verulamium, municipium in Roman times, of considerable wealth and thriving. Notably, we discover the yin-yang decorative motifs in numerous splendid mosaics from Verulamium. For example, famous sea-shell mosaic is surrounded by decorations of style of waves- also, in yin-yang-form apparently. Also it is interesting and oft occurring detail that the handles of lekhytoi and oinokhooi vessels depicted in Verulamium mosaics, are clearly in form of yin-yang decorations (a style of letter S with decorations). It is also notable that the decoration of yin-yang is apparent in many bronze objects unearthed in Britain, such as shields or daggers. Of course, bronze production was in Britain one important activity for occurrence of copper and the alloy metal tin, in Britain. Some months ago was reported new archaeological discovery from London Newark cemetery of roman times where specialist work of archaeologists and forensic specialists could determine that one of remains was of Asian origin man (see Journal of Arhaeological Science Autumn 2016); this discovery caused much debate of history of those earlier roman times. Some specialist terminology is of much interest. Historians tell famously of the arrival of Hengist and Horsa to Britain, to boost Britain defence activities, being invited by Vortigern king into Britain. Historians notably also record that Hengist received after some years possession of Kent region, that then belonged to prince GUOYRANCGON. This name appears truly mysterious, but it is readily clear considering Chinese language- the GUO means land or region; RAN is apparently the REN, the people, so that this ancient possessor of Kent region was LAND-OF FOLK-OF ANCGO. This is straightly understood in Chinese language. (And to think of that ANCGO it is notable that Chinese know Britain in name of YING-GUO even nowadays). MOREOVER, in Anglo-Saxon language the word CYNREN denotes clan,or tribe. In this word the REN is notable, but it is THE Chinese word for folk, or people. Apparently, the usual Anglo-Saxon noun CYNN for race and family, also resembles reference to China. Also we know of king CYNEWULF king of Wessex (757-86), descendant of Cerdice. Famous is also king Cynegils of West Saxons (611-643); he was in 635 baptised by missionary Birinus.