The transition from Late Antiquity to Early Medieval Europe (ca. AD 400-900) is often characterized as a period of ethnogenesis for a number of peoples, such as the Franks. Arising during protracted contact with the Roman Empire, the Franks would eventually form an enduring kingdom in Western Europe. However, there is little consensus about the processes by which they formed an ethnic group. This study takes a fresh look at the question of Frankish ethnogenesis by employing a number of theoretical and methodological subdisciplines, including population genetics and ethnogenetic theory.
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- Medieval History
- Early Medieval Europe
- Population Genetics
- Franks--Ethnic identity.
- Human population genetics--Europe.
- Human population genetics
- Human remains (Archaeology)--Europe.
- Human remains (Archaeology)
- Human biology--Europe.
- Human biology
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2015Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 420-459)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology