Message for Anthropology List (fwd)
Jacobs Kenneth (jacobsk@ERE.UMONTREAL.CA)
Thu, 8 Sep 1994 12:06:29 -0400
I thought perhaps someone on this list might be able to help with the query
below rather more than those on arch-l (where it was originally posted).
> From owner-arch-l@TAMVM1.TAMU.EDU Thu Sep 8 00:54:12 1994
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> Date: Thu, 8 Sep 1994 14:46:57 GMT+1000
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> From: Eva Fisch <E.Fisch@latrobe.edu.au>
> Organization: La Trobe University Library
> Subject: Message for Anthropology List
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> A student is researching paper on the effect of the Norman conquest on
> the rural population of England in the 11th century.
> D.A.Hinton in his "Archaeology, economy and society: England from the
> fifth to the fifteenth century" ( London, 1990) comments on the
> "curious alteration to the shape of the human skull which skeletal
> analyses show as occurring around this time. Instead of being narrow
> headed (dolichocephalic) the norm became broad-browed
> (brachycephalic)"(p. 118). He gives as his source for this
> information a paper published in "World Archaeology" in June,1972 by
> Don Brothwell (vol.4, no. 1, pp. 75-87) entitled "Palaeodemography
> and earlier British populations". However, there is only a very
> brief, passing reference to this subject in this paper.
> Does anyone know of any published or unpublished information
> on this subject?
> Eva Fisch
> Reference Librarian - Borchardt Library
> La Trobe University, Bundoora, 3083
> Victoria, Australia
> fax: 613 471 0993