After the overthrow of the Hunnic Empire on the field of Nadao in A.D. 454 the Ostrogoths, who had been one of the chief members of that Empire, settled in Pannonia. Now for the first time they settled on the inner side of the Roman frontier. Continue reading “The Ostrogothic Conquest of Italy”
The collapse of the Huns at the battle of Nedao (A.D. 454) was immediately followed by the settlement of the Ostrogoths in Pannonia, from which they were soon to repeat, in some sort, the part of their old brethren the Visigoths and assist in the disintegration of Roman dominion. Continue reading “The contribution which the Vandals made to the shaping of Europe”
Attila lost little time in seeking to take revenge for the unexpected blow which had been dealt him. He again came forward as the champion of the Augusta Honoria, claiming her as his affianced bride, and invaded Italy in the following year (A.D. 452). Continue reading “Huns in Italy – Death of Attila”
Since their entry into Europe the Huns had changed in some important ways their life and institutions. They were still a pastoral people; they did not learn to practise tillage; but on the Danube and the Theiss the nomadic habits of the Asiatic steppes were no longer appropriate or necessary. Continue reading “Justa Grata Honoria and Attila – The Hunnic Invasion of Gaul”
In this post we present and discuss some recent paleogenomic data.
Continue reading “Aegean Neolithic populations have been descendants of local Aegean Mesolithic groups who adopted farming – Direct genetic link between Mediterranean and Central European early farmers and those of Greece and Anatolia”
In this post we present selected parts of the very interesting paper titled “Early Neolithic Water Wells Reveal the World’s Oldest Wood Architecture”, by Willy Tegel et al. (2012). Continue reading “Neolithic farmers were very capable carpenters – Archaeological evidence from excavations in Germany”