Integration Versus Apartheid in Post-Roman Britain: A Response to Thomas et al. (2008)

  title={Integration Versus Apartheid in Post-Roman Britain: A Response to Thomas et al. (2008)},
  author={John Pattison},
  booktitle={Human biology},
  • J. Pattison
  • Published in Human biology 1 December 2011
  • History
Abstract The genetic surveys of the population of Britain conducted by Weale et al. and Capelli et al. produced estimates of the Germani immigration into Britain during the early Anglo-Saxon period, c.430–c.730. These estimates are considerably higher than the estimates of archaeologists. A possible explanation suggests that an apartheid-like social system existed in the early Anglo-Saxon kingdoms resulting in the Germani breeding more quickly than the Britons. Thomas et al. attempted to… 
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  • J. Pattison
  • History
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2008
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