- Category Iruña-Veleia in this blog.
- Category Iruña-Veleia in my older blog Leherensuge (until Oct 2010).
Category Archives: Basque culture
The conference will be on November 24th in Vitoria-Gasteiz, see below for details.
Morning season: archeology, archeometry, paleopathology
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Euskadiko Kutxa: 3035 -0038-91-0380081747
|Aitzbitarte caves (source)|
|One of the dolmens to recover (source)|
|Fig. 1 Median-joining haplotype tree: white European Basque (West), black American Basque|
Our results demonstrate a very high-level of conservation of the Y chromosome haplotypes characteristic of the European autochthonous Basque population among individuals of the Basque diaspora in the Western USA. No signs of founder haplotypes have been found…
|Gernika Oak (source)|
Gernika is the only town I know in the Basque Country that lacks of an old quarter. Everything, excepting some peripheral buildings, is new, built in the last seventy or so years.
|Before the destruction (source)|
A few days later the Italian columns took the whole district, marching on an ill defended Bilbao, from where I now write these lines, and from there westwards to Cantabria and eventually Asturias too. Eventually they would take the whole state, ending the Republic and suppressing the long-lived self-rule of Biscay and Gipuzkoa. The scars of this war and the fascist dictatorship that ensued for decades, effectively destroying two generations, still persist.
|The “Guernica” to Gernika (in Gernika)|
It would be too long to describe the many irregularities in which the Provincial Government incurred in such fateful day, suffice to say that the decision was adopted when only one of the ten reports of the Commission had been handed in and that the final conclusions, included in little more than half a sheet, were written by a provincial public servant; these needed to be redacted before the meeting because they were given to Eliseo Gil [the chief archaeologist] at the exit and the signatory public servant was present in that meeting.
The title is taken from the famous sentence of Pio Baroja: For what they were we are, for what we are they will be.
The main reason why I have delayed splitting Leherensuge in two is that I could not find cool names for both branching-out blogs. Finally Baroja’s phrase, one of my favorite sayings, came to me a few days ago and I decided it was the way to go.
Obviously, my other main blog, the one dedicated to current affairs, Basque and global ongoing reality and hopes for a better future will be named For what we are, they will be.
I still have to finish some details in the design but unless something goes really wrong suddenly in my life or the Internet, this blog and its nemesis will be active in few days.