Situated on the east coast, Norfolk was vulnerable to invasions from Scandinavia and northern Europe : by the 5th century the Angles, for whom East Anglia and England itself are named, had established control of the region and later became the "north folk" and the "south folk", hence, "Norfolk" and "Suffolk". The influence of the Early English settlers can be seen in the many "thorpes", "tons" and "hams" of placenames.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Intermediate pigmentation, leptomorphic, long face, long convex nose, close-set eyes, forehead narrower than the jaw which is large, strong chin
This type - that one could label "Keltic" - is quite dominant. A more robust series :
More classical Nordids are to be found as well : light complexion, straight nose, triangular face, ...
- Type 2 : Rufous, brachymorphic, wide forehead, little and low-rooted nose, wide set eyes, wide jaws, heavy browridges, high cheekbones
More classical Alpinoid types are found albeit transitional with Atlantid types : this is the typical British look.
- Final morphotypes :