Evidence for an apartheid-like social structure in early Anglo-Saxon England

  title={Evidence for an apartheid-like social structure in early Anglo-Saxon England},
  author={Mark George Thomas and Michael P. H. Stumpf and Heinrich H{\"a}rke},
  journal={Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences},
  pages={2651 - 2657}
The role of migration in the Anglo-Saxon transition in England remains controversial. Archaeological and historical evidence is inconclusive, but current estimates of the contribution of migrants to the English population range from less than 10 000 to as many as 200 000. In contrast, recent studies based on Y-chromosome variation posit a considerably higher contribution to the modern English gene pool (50–100%). Historical evidence suggests that following the Anglo-Saxon transition, people of… 

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