Following the collapse of the Roman Empire the local Gallo-Roman population of Altdorf began to mix with the Germanic Alamanni during the 7th Century. The earliest evidence of this is the grave (dated to 670-680) of an armed horseman located in the local St Martin's Church.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Intermediate complexion, brachymorphic, little and puffy nose, square-faced, broad forehead, wide-set eyes, large jaw, flappy ears
This is a classical type widely found in the Alps and more particularly in German-speaking Switzerland. More elongated and lighter individuals - who falls in the Subnordid category as defined by classical anthropology - announce Nordic types. They're rather Germanic-looking and such types were absent from neighbouring Ticino, south of the Alpine crest in Romance lands.
- Type 2 : Light complexion (from blonde to chestnut hair, light eyes, ...), leptomorphic, narrow "horsy" face, straight or convex nose, high cheekbones, close-set eyes
This type is also rather Germanic-looking and is quite widespread in the Alps (Austria, Switzerland, ...).
- Final morphotypes :