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Anthropological Genetic History: The Suebi Connection to New Mexican Families

Course number : 19985   ID : 88532    Class Section : FAA-PE
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In 409 AD, the Suebi (a Baltic people) and their king Hermerico established themselves in the Iberian Peninsula by passing through the Basque country. They settled in the Roman province of Gallaecia, in north-western Hispania(modern Galicia and northern Portugal), swore fealty to the Emperor Honorius and were accepted as foederati and permitted to settle, under their own autonomous governance. The kingdom of the Suebi in Gallaecia became the first of the sub-Roman kingdoms to be formed in the disintegrating territory of the Western Roman Empire. Suebic Gallaecia was the first kingdom separated from the Roman Empire to mint coins. The Suebic kingdom in Gallaecia and northern Lusitania was established in 410 and lasted until 584, when it was conquered by the Visigoth kingdom and incorporated as its sixth province. The connection between certain New Mexican families and the Suebi will be explored. A short film that will trace the history of these people will be shown. We will also discuss which families show the markers that are most identified with this ancient civilization.

Class Details

1 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

CE South Building

Angelo Cervantes 



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Registration Closes On
Wednesday, December 18, 2019 @ 11:59 PM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
12/18/2019 - 12/18/2019 Weekly - Wed 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Albuquerque, CE South Building  Map, Room: 108 Angelo Cervantes