Early Medieval Bavarians Imported Brides With Elongated Skulls, Archaeologists Deduce

No local children with bound heads were found in cemeteries from fifth and sixth centuries, and the women with artificially reshaped crania were also genetically different from the locals

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A Deformed, Intermediate, and Non-deformed Human Skull
Artificially deformed, intermediate, and non-deformed human skulls found in Bavaria, southern Germany from 5-6th century C.E. Credit: State collection for Anthropolog
Ruth Schuster
Ruth Schuster
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