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Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

Phys.org - Mon 12 Mar 18

The newcomers who arrived in the little farming villages of medieval Germany would have stood out: They had dark hair and tawny skin, spoke a strange language and had remarkably tall heads.

Skulls Show Women Moved Across Medieval Europe, Not Just Men, Laboratory Equipment - Tue 13 Mar 18
Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men, AP - Mon 12 Mar 18
Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men, The Hindu - Wed 14 Mar 18

Over a dozen southeastern European women with deformed skulls were buried in medieval Bavarian cemeteries, and now researchers think they know why.

Discovery News - Mon 19 Mar 18

Credit: State Collection for Anthropology and Paleoanatomy MunichArtificial cranial deformation (ACD) may look horrific to modern eyes, but the practice was all the rage in ...

Why Did These Medieval European Women Have Alien-Like Skulls?

Livescience - Tue 13 Mar 18

Genetic sleuthing has helped scientists crack the case of mysterious egg-shaped skulls unearthed from medieval Bavarian graves: The pointy skulls likely belonged to immigrant brides who traveled ...

Pointy Skulls Belonged to ‘Foreign’ Brides, Ancient DNA Suggests

National Geographic - Tue 13 Mar 18

Archaeologists have long suspected that modified skulls in German burials belonged to the Huns. Now genetic evidence may confirm it.

Invading Huns sent women ahead to marry German locals

Daily Mail - Tue 13 Mar 18

The discovery means that we may have to rethink how groups intermingled in medieval Europe, an international group of researchers led by experts at the University of Mainz, Germany. ...

Archaeologists detail origins of elongated heads among ancient Bavarians

UPI - Tue 13 Mar 18

Genetic analysis of remains from a medieval German burial site has offered scientists new insights into the origins of women with elongated skulls.

Medieval Barbarians Likely Imported Brides with Elongated Heads From Southeastern Europe

Newswise - Tue 13 Mar 18

An international research team including Krishna Veeramah, PhD, Assistant Professor in the Department of Ecology and Evolution at Stony Brook University, has performed the first genomic analysis ...

New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany

ScienceDaily - Tue 13 Mar 18

A palaeogenomic study investigates early medieval migration in southern Germany and the peculiar phenomenon of artificial skull deformation.

New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany, Eurekalert - Tue 13 Mar 18
New insights into the origin of elongated heads in early medieval Germany, AlphaGalileo - Tue 13 Mar 18