English DNA “one-third” Anglo-Saxon

Helmet from the East Anglian cemetery Sutton Hoo

Helmet from the East Anglian cemetery Sutton Hoo (Source: BBC)

According to new findings from the Max Planck Institute, based on the genome sequencing of 10 Iron Age skeletons found in eastern England, about one-third of present-day English people are descended from Anglo-Saxons. This indicates that rather than the wholesale displacement of the original Britons, the Anglo-Saxons settled and intermarried.

You can read more about this study at the BBC Science News or read the original article from Nature Communications

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