On 7/19/2006, "Andy Horton" <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>3) There is name evidence that there was integration of the Saxons and
>welas as early as the 8th century, so the integration would be much quicker
>than proposed. I would actually suggest that the welas and Saxons were
>quite quick to gang up on their previous Roman overlords when it suited
>their purpose, especially as some had vamoosed back off to Rome and left
>their treasures buried in the earth. Then fighting for scarce resources and
>double crossing and murdering each other when it was politically
>expedient. (I use Saxons as a collective name for the mixed tribes.)
There is the whole legend concerning the foundation of Wessex with
Cerdic, and other early kings in the line (Ceawlin for example).
And another point (maybe its dealt with in the article), just how much
debate is open on the mutation rate of the DNA in question???