Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

Photo provided by the State collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy Munich shows an artificially deformed female skull from Altenerding, an Earyl Medieavel site in Bavaria, Germany. (State collection for Anthropology and Palaeoanatomy Munich via AP)
Updated 13 March 2018
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Skulls show women moved across medieval Europe, not just men

BERLIN: Scientists say they have found intriguing evidence that women also migrated long distances across medieval Europe, not just men.
The discovery of unusually shaped female skulls at burial sites in Germany’s Bavaria prompted the researchers to take a closer look at their origin. A genetic analysis showed the women traveled from what is now Romania, Bulgaria and northern Greece at a time when the continent was being reshaped by the collapse of the Roman Empire.
The women’s skulls were elongated because of binding that was done when they were infants. The newcomers had dark hair and skin and appear to have integrated with the mostly blond and fair local population at the time.
The study was published Monday in Proceedings of the National Academy of Science.


App Watch: Porsche app helps drivers with charging

Updated 18 June 2018
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App Watch: Porsche app helps drivers with charging

With the “Porsche Charging Service,” the sports car manufacturer has a digital platform to encompass all aspects of the charging process.

It searches for suitable charging stations and uses centrally stored data to handle the payment process – across multiple countries and currencies.

Information about the location and availability of stations, as well as the cost of charging a vehicle, are available in real time via the app.

The charging service is currently available in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Denmark, the Netherlands, Belgium and Finland.

The service will gradually expand to include other countries from the end of 2018, Porsche said.