The name Polesine was given to the area after the fall of Rome and the disasters in the hydrography of the whole Veneto, traditionally referred to as the breach at Cucca in 589; Adria and its port lost their significance. In the meantime Rovigo was founded and fortified later in the X century, and provided of a city wall in the XII century; it became the new centre of the area.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Intermediate complexion (chestnut or blonde hair, light eyes, ...), leptomorphic, rather narrow face, long and straight high-rooted nose that can get arched, close set eyes, large jaw, pointy chin
~ Dinaromorphic Nordo-Mediterranean
Part of a rather pan-Italian variability, these phenotypes are specifically North Italian due to complexion. Very arched noses may be proper to the Adriatic. It seems to be a rather male phenotype as far as complexion is involved. Darker pan-Italian individuals are found.
- Type 2 : Intermediate complexion, brachymorphic, round face, little and low-rooted nose that can get snub-tipped, wide set eyes
This is a classical type in Italy even though noses might exhibit a peculiar local flavour as such types were absent from Treviso for instance. Intermediate areas are yet to be sampled.
- Final morphotypes :