The untold story of the Guanches the Last Stone-Age white Caucasian tribes, who lived on the Canary Islands off the North Africa coast of Morocco and are related to the Caucasian Berbers and the Europeans in Europe.
The Guanches were, for the most part, a fair featured (blonde, brown and red haired, blue eyed, light-skinned, tall & bearded), Neolithic people found living on the Canary Islands by Spanish explorers in 1402.
The Spaniards reported:
“Highly beautiful white race, tall, muscular, and with a great many blondes amongst their numbers”.
According to the reliable Encyclopedia Britannica, the Guanches "are thought to have been of Cro-Magnon origin... and had a brown complexion, blue or gray eyes, and blondish hair."
Height: men 5 ft 9 inches to 6 ft 2 inches.
The picture above also shows Guanches had brown hair, and light skin and because they did wear much clothing and the hot sun gave them brown complexion.
Origin of Guanches and Berbers
Most experts say the Guanches came from the Berber people who live in North Africa and both groups came from Ice Age Caucasians in Europe and Russia and over time they migrated to North Africa and the Guanches moved to the Canary Islands by boat.
Today most Berbers are White Caucasian with the exception of the Tuaregs who mixed themselves with Black Bantu slaves. Many Berbers have brown, red, blond hair and brown to blue eyes. The Berbers today are mainly Muslims and many live in Morocco on the North West Africa.
The native Guanches whites mixed with Spanish whites settlers and the gene pool is still alive in today's Canary island population and many people say they are Guanches
A trip to the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. A surprising encounter with a woman from the Berber tribes and perfect hospitality at her home
Lunar calendar: "The Guanches used a lunar calendar. The Guanche achanó (year) began toward the end of April, beginning of May and coincided with the spring festivals when the new livestock was in full vigor. The period was celebrated with feasts, dances and sports events."
Warriors and military chief:" The warriors of the Guanches obeyed a Sigoñe (military chief), and were armed with a banot (wooden spear) and stones, many of which were polished down to have sharp edges. They were genuine masters at throwing these missiles. They also had teniques, or stones wrapped in leather held in place by thongs, which they used as deadly bludgeons."
Diet: They milked goats and made cheese daily. They ate wild fruits, dogs, fish, goats and sheep.
They, "gather wild fruits and plants such as pinion nuts, ferns or toya and mocán (the fruit from one of the trees which make up the laurisilva)".
They made: "tools weapons awls, cutting stones, grind stones and mills."
The Guanche mummified their dead, constructed ceremonial pyramids. They were custodians of an ancient spiritual legacy from the ancestral memories.
"The shepherds tanned and cured the hides of goats and sheep with stone and bone tools, and sew them using tendons or thin strips of leather for thread and bone needles. The tabona was a highly prized tool, sort of sharp cutting knife made from shards of obsidian (volcanic glass)."
The following pictures shows Guanches Stone houses, animals they had and gives some idea on their lifestyle
File:Pueblo Chico Guanchen1.JPG. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
Pueblo Chico Guanchen1
Picture taken from article below
The Guanches language is mainly lost and only few words and place names remain.
It is believed the Guanches and language came from the Berbers who live in North Africa.
The Berber language came from Afroasiatic language spoken in North African and Middle Eastern people today.
"Roger Blench (2018) suggests that Proto-Berber speakers had spread from the Nile River valley to North Africa 4,000-5,000 years ago due to the spread of pastoralism, and experienced intense language leveling about 2,000 years ago as the Roman Empire was expanding in North Africa. Hence, although Berber had split off from Afroasiatic several thousand years ago, Proto-Berber itself can only be reconstructed to a period as late as 200 A.D. Blench (2018) notes that Berber is considerably different from other Afroasiatic branches, but modern-day Berber languages display low internal diversity.
Afro-Asiatic Peoples and Languages. The language family that includes North African and Middle Eastern languages from Ancient Egyptian & Babylonian to Modern day Arabic, Hebrew and Amharic.
Afro-Asiatic languages were the mother tongues of great personalities like Tutankhamen, Ramses, Nefertiti, Nebuchadnezzar, Abraham, Moses, Noah, Hannibal, Jesus, Muhammad, Saladin, Ras Tafari and Zinedine Zidane
The Guanche language is not related to the Indo-European, it is related to the Afroasiatic language. Some Middle Eastern people speak languages related to the indo-European language and some speak languages related to the Afroasiatic language. The Neanderthals lived in the Middle East long before the present Caucasian population that live there today. Where did today's Caucasian people who replaced the Neanderthals come from? Many people say Russia or Central Asia and when they moved into the Middle East what language did they speak? Many people say the Afroasiatic language developed in North Africa, or I think the language they spoke developed into the Afroasiatic language
Phoenician who lived in the Mediterranean Sea during the time of the Roman Empire, their language is related to the Afroasiatic.
The Nubian language is not related to the Afro-Asiatic languages and they live south of Egypt.
The Guanche Whistle Language
" The whistled language of La Gomera Island in the Canaries, the Silbo Gomero, replicates the islanders habitual language (Castilian Spanish) with whistling. Handed down over centuries from master to pupil, it is the only whistled language in the world that is fully developed and practised by a large community (more than 22,000 inhabitants). The whistled language replaces each vowel or consonant with a whistling sound: two distinct whistles replace the five Spanish vowels, and there are four whistles for consonants."
Reconstruction of a Guanche settlement of Tenerife.
Many Guanches lived in caves.
Domestic animals: Importing domestic animals such as goats, sheep, pigs, dogs and harvesting the tano or taro (barley), irichen (wheat), hacichey (peas) lentils and broadbeans.
Guanche rock carvings in La Palma
Gravures Guanches / Guanche engravings, Canary Islands
The Guanches carved the rings on the rock above and the same ring patterns are found in Ireland, Britain and other White European countries. Many people believe these rings represent the sun.
"The Guanches believed in the existence of a supreme god, whom they identified as Magec (the Sun), but whom they referred to in many different ways: Achaman (The Heavens), Achuhuran Achahucanac (Great and Sublime God)" Mathilda’s Anthropology Blog.
God: "Indigenous dancing of Guanche origin is often based on devotion, such as for the goddess of love, fertility and good crops called Chaxiraxi. The Guanche main god was Achanán.".html Guanche folk dances compared to other Spanish traditions in Tenerife
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A short walk around the beautiful island of La Palma , belonging to Canary Islands.
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