The number of Y-STRs is not sufficient to make very strong haplogroup assignments in some cases. Still, we can probably say that R1b, E1b1b, and I1 were present in the population. I1 might seem more likely than G2a in a few cases, but remember that a couple of G2a men were found in 7th c. Bavaria. E1b1b, another non-typical German haplogroup has also been found in Usedom from the medieval period.
Christina Sofeso, Marina Vohberger, Annika Wisnowsky, Bernd Päffgen, Michaela Harbeck, *
Verifying archaeological hypotheses: Investigations on origin and genealogical lineages of a privileged society in Upper Bavaria from Imperial Roman times (Erding, Kletthamer Feld)
During the years 2005 and 2006 approximately 2000 archaeological
finds ranging from the Neolithic Period to Late Antiquity
were found on the Kletthamer Feld (Erding, Upper Bavaria).
Out of this context a burial site was examined comprising
13 individuals, some of them rich in precious grave goods. The
inhumations were dated to the second half of the 4th to the first
half of the 5th century – a time of upheavals in relation to thedemographic structure of the former Roman province Raetia (today southern Bavaria).
The high proportion of male individuals within the skeletal population as well as the finding of a Roman fibula, which is seen as part of Roman military clothing, led to distinct hypotheses which we have attempted to support in this study. The hypothesis that the skeletal remains reflect a founder population from a Germanic region north of the Danube River could be rejected on the basis of stable isotope analyses. The theory of a buried family clan had to be dismissed as well, or rather, be extended to the scenario of several families being buried there with their servants. The results obtained fit the third presumption best, namely that the buried individuals were the members of a military unit interred with their families.