On the matter of credibility: On first reading, readers of these pages generally feel amazement, the concept of Blacks being the original settlers, and builders of the first civilizations everywhere, including Europe, is particularly unsettling to them.Both Black and White, because they were taught that there were no Blacks in Europe until the Romans brought them.In 1980, 21,687 Americans claimed Albanian ethnic ancestry and another 16,971 claimed Albanian and other ethnic ancestry.
Historians have recorded that in ancient times a variety of distinct tribal groups inhabited this land now called Poland. Celts, Balts, Scythians, Huns, Goths and Germanic peoples also inhabited this land at various times.
The earliest settlement found was the fortified settlement of Biskupin, dating from the turn of the Bronze Age and the Early Iron Age (750 - 600 BC.).
Europe is a continent that comprises the westernmost part of Eurasia.
Europe is bordered by the Arctic Ocean to the north, the Atlantic Ocean to the west, and the Mediterranean Sea to the south.
Appended to some summaries are short lists of publications, most of which are recent Studies of a particular ethnic community or a general historical or cultural survey of the ethnic group.
Some of the information in these summaries is derived from The Harvard Encyclopedia of American Ethnic Groups and We the People.Pre-World War II Albania was inhabited by two major cultural groups—the Ghegs (Gegs) in the mountainous North and the Tosks (Toscs) in the South.Both groups spoke mutually intelligible dialects of Albanian, although there were clear economic, religious, and social differences between the two groups.It was further weakened by the wars waged by his sons against each other.The Christian Crusades (1095-1291) were a wide series of military campaigns fought across Europe.The First Crusade, organized by Emperor Alexus with assistance from Pope Urban II and sanctioned by the Latin Roman Catholic Church, was begun in order to restore Christian access to holy places in and around Jerusalem.