> Date: Sat, 26 Apr 1997 02:19:18 -0400
> From: Julie Warriner <[log in to unmask]>
> painting in the canyon I asked about that has been authenticated by
> archeologists as being very old is a picture of a 6 fingered hand. I've been
> told that this is an ancient Celtic symbol for power in honor of a king who
> had six fingers on one hand. Since ya'll obviously know much more about all
> this than I do, can any of you confirm the meaning behind the hand and
> whether or not the symbol is actually Celtic?
First, no, it isn't a typically Celtic symbol.
Second, sixfingered hands can and do appear all over the world.
> And if it is, could it
> possibly lend a tiny bit of credibility to the idea of ancient Celtic visits
> to Colorado?
No, as it isn't.
In fact, as I frequently said, now no piece of evidence has
been found that would indicate a presence of Celts in America,
neither in small numbers nor in great numbers, in times before
America was discovered by Columbus.
RAY (Raimund Karl,University of Vienna,Dep.of Prehistory)
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