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From: "Havelock Vetinari" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Roman genetic footprints
Date: Thu, 21 Sep 2006 16:25:23 -0400
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What is this thing that so many here have about the Sarmatians?

Regards,

Paul D.


On 9/21/06, Steven Bird <> wrote:
> > >> > Although the Romans ruled from AD 43 until 410, they left a
> > >> > tiny genetic footprint. For the first 200 years occupying
> > >> > forces were forbidden from marrying locally.
> > >
>
>
> Sorry, but what is the factual basis for this statement? (I think that you
> must be quoting Sykes?) There were 5,500 Sarmatian cavalry ALONE, and that
> was only ONE out of hundreds of alia and cohors stationed to the British
> Isles over 300 years' time. Only 500 Sarmatians have been accounted for,
> leaving 5,000 cavalry unaccounted. See www.roman-britain.org for detailed
> lists of military units found in Britain during the Roman period. (No
> individual names, sorry!)


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