IN an interesting paper, quoted at p. 661 of NATURE, Prof. Rolleston dwells upon the proportion of short-lived male skeletons, found in Anglo-Saxon interments, as contrasted with the older character of the Romano-British interments, deducing there-from a conclusion as to their respective longevity. The writer appears to have forgotten that the youth of Romano-Britain had for many generations been forcibly expatriated—drafted abroad to feed the armies of Imperial Rome.
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HALL, A. The Anglo-Saxon Conquest. Nature 2, 48 (1870). https://doi.org/10.1038/002048a0
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