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Duncan Sayer

, just a few millimetres, could certainly result from nutritional rather than ethnic differences (Tyrell, 2000 ). However, increasingly we are becoming aware that a large part of stature is determined by genetics, and it is interesting that archaeology often emphasises the environment and health aspects of stature, but does not explore how much variation is attributable to genetic effects, and how much is attributable to biological distance or relatedness (Lai, 2016 ). Recent genomic studies have tried to connect phenotypical and genetic variation statistically and

in Early Anglo-Saxon cemeteries