One assumption appears to be the population of Britain at 2 million. I
think the theory works at this population from my independent calculations,
but if the population was larger then it could be iffy ?
On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:45:12 +0100, Nick.Thorpe
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>Blame whichever of the authors of the original article - Mark Thomas,
>since he is the first-named - decided to use the term apartheid, as the
>BBC have just picked it up from there. Presumably the notion was to
>place the stress on their theory that there was a ban or prejudice
>against inter-marriage with locals. Personally I should like to see the
>assumptions underlying their computer model (e.g. how much 'Anglo-Saxon'
>immigration do they allow pre-5th century and post-5th century) before
>trumpeting it as a vindication of anyone's views. It is after all,
>simply a set of computer simulation models which allows for the
>possibility that the authors' favoured solution is correct after certain
>assumptions have been made,
>From: British archaeology discussion list
>[mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Andy Horton
>Sent: 19 July 2006 15:16
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Britain 'had apartheid society'
>Not a description I would have used. But the parallels with South
>society is suggested. Fair enough journalese, just about. Maybe the BBC
>should be above all that?
>I would have streesed the biological model for immigration. In the
>discussion, the example of South Africa came up.
>On Wed, 19 Jul 2006 15:06:28 +0100, Christopher Cumberpatch
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>> I'm no expert in the post-Roman period (far from it in fact), but
>>using the word 'apartheid' is stretching the evidence a bit. Apartheid
>>was surely the outcome of a particular set of historical circumstances
>>and has particular characteristics which are not present during the
>>post-Roman period. But is this obsessive pedantry or a desire for
>>precision in the
>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "Mike Heyworth" <[log in to unmask]>
>>To: <[log in to unmask]>
>>Sent: Wednesday, July 19, 2006 12:36 PM
>>Subject: [BRITARCH] Britain 'had apartheid society'
>>An apartheid society existed in early Anglo-Saxon Britain, research