Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics

Applying a comprehensive analysis of genetic, historical, and archeological factors in two 6th-century barbarian cemeteries, researchers have gleaned new insights into a key era known as the Migration Period that laid the foundation for modern European society. Spanning the 4th to 8th centuries, this epoch followed the decline of the Western Roman Empire and was a time of major socioeconomic and cultural transformation in Europe. However, despite more than a century of scholarly work by historians and archaeologists, much about the period still remains unknown or is hotly debated, as reliable written accounts are lacking.

Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics

Applying a comprehensive analysis of genetic, historical, and archeological factors in two 6th-century barbarian cemeteries, researchers have gleaned new insights into a key era known as the ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Phys.org

Understanding 6th-century barbarian social organization and migration through paleogenomics, Tue 11 Sep 18 from ScienceDaily

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Using Medieval DNA to track the barbarian spread into Italy

Cemeteries from the Longobard spread into Italy tell tales of migration and mixing.

Fri 14 Sep 18 from Ars Technica

Foundation for modern Europe was laid during the Dark Ages by a group of mysterious barbarians

An international team mapped the complete genomes of 63 individuals dug up in Szolad, Hungary, and Collegno, Italy. The skeletons were buried with swords, necklaces and other treasures. ...

Tue 11 Sep 18 from Daily Mail

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