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Saxon Cremation
Saxon Cremation. Photo by Mattnic.

A new edition of the Tangled Bank, looking at what’s happening in science blogging is online at Salto Sobrius. There’s plenty to read from a variety of sciences.

The BBC reports on an apartheid society in early Anglo-Saxon Britain. By combining genetic and archaeological data researchers think they may have more evidence to show that relatively few Saxons came over, but had a large influence on sub-Roman Britain. The original paper is online at the Royal Society, but not publicly accessible. You can buy it for £25. Or not.

Some papers from the Royal Society are available for free download for a while, including Ancient DNA by Eske Willerslev and Alan Cooper if you want to see a preview of what sorts of things might be making the headlines in the next couple of years.


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