The Insubres were a Gaulish population settled in Insubria, in what is now Lombardy. Though ethnically Celtic at the time of Roman conquest, they were most likely the result of the fusion of pre-existing Ligurian, Celtic and Italic population strata with Gaulish tribes who had come from what is now southern France. In 222 BC, the Romans conquered Mediolanum and after several centuries of Roman control, Milan was declared the capital of the Western Roman Empire by Emperor Diocletian in 293 AD. In the summer of 569, the Longobards (from which the name of the Italian region Lombardy derives).
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : "Naturally" light pigmentation, leptomorphic, narrow eyes, arched nose, large jaws, pointy chin
That's the quintessential Lombard look. A darker series :
- Type 2 : Light, brachymorphic, little nose, square-faced, broad forehead, wide-set eyes, large jaws
- Final morphotypes :