A conversation with Ainé Dee about the ancestral origins of the Celts, a discovery made on her recent trip to Prague and a relatively unknown ancient civilization - the Cucuteni Trypillian Culture.
Back from a trip to Prague, Ainé and I catch up to talk about an unexpected discovery she made regarding her Celtic (Irish) ancestors originating from the Kingdom of Bohemia, the predecessor to the Czech Republic.
Traveling down memory lane, in the days before we recorded this episode, I sent her a couple of links about an exhibit I attended in 2008 at the Royal Ontario Museum on the History of Ancient Ukraine and the Cucuteni Trypillian Culture 5400-2700 BC. My working theory is that these people are the ancestors of the Celts.
MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
Ancestors of Irish people originated from present day Ukraine
Mysteries of Ancient Ukraine: the remarkable Trypillian Culture 5400-2700 BC (Royal Ontario Museum)
Musical Instrument Museum (Phoenix, AZ)
National Museum of the American Indian (Washington, DC)
National Museum of African American History and Culture
Unearthing Bohemia's Celtic Heritage Ahead of Samhain, The 'New Year'