Going native, becoming German: Isotopes and identities in late Roman and early medieval England

  • John Moreland
Short Essay

DOI: 10.1057/pmed.2010.5

Cite this article as:
Moreland, J. Postmedieval (2010) 1: 142. doi:10.1057/pmed.2010.5


Perhaps not surprisingly in a world menaced by climate change, catastrophic explanations for the origins of the English have re-emerged. However, analyses of the biological make-up of those who were there in the fifth and sixth centuries reveals the persistence of choice, knowledge and adaptability as key characteristics of humanity.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • John Moreland
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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologyUniversity of SheffieldSheffield

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