Two coins from the reign of the Visigothic king, Sisebuto, show that it was known at the time as "Semure". During the period of Moorish rule the settlement became known by the names of "Semurah" or "Azemur".
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Dark complexion (dark hair but rather pale skin), brachymorphic, broad face, round features, short and broad nose, wide-set eyes, from dark to light eyes ("green-blue")
This type was previously identified in Spanish Extremadura (Cáceres) and Portuguese Alto Douro. A very Portuguese-looking variant is characterized by wide-spaced sloping eyes, a short broad nose and thick browridges (this type would fit a "Berid" definition). Nevertheless, it seems to be mostly masculine.
- Type 2 : Dark complexion, leptomorphic, gracile general features, narrow "horsy" face, long and narrow nose, high cheekbones, a rather broad jaw, close-set eyes, rather narrow eyelids
This type was already identified in Portuguese Alto Douro. It is quite prevailing amongst women : as proved by the following morphotypes, on average, sexual dimorphism seems to be a reality in the area. If anything, Zamora and neighbouring Portuguese areas are identical ethnically speaking.
- Final morphotypes :