Anthropological sketch of the prehistoric population of the Carpathian Basin
Zsuzsanna K. Zoffmann
National Museum of Hungary, Budapest, Hungary

The present review is an attempt to sketch the anthropological characteristics of the populations that inhabited the smaller or larger geographical units of the whole Carpathian Basin during the several thousand years of prehistory in a grouping according to archaeological cultures defined up to now (which are constantly modified and precised) based on taxonomic data in the technical literature and the results of my Penrose-analyses that attest to the continuity of the autochtonous populations.

Anthropological conclusions of the study of Roman and Migration periods
Erzsébet Fóthi
Department of Anthropology, Hungarian Natural History Museum, Budapest, Hungary

This paper outlines the history and results of the anthropological analysis of the population of the Central Danubian Basin ranging from Roman Period to the 9th century in time. It is very important to emphasize that publications with anthropological description are of vital importance. However, for lack of space, this summary concentrated only on those works that set out to summarize and to compare, or to produce an analysis according to some innovative approach.

Observations on anthropological research concerning the period of Hungarian conquest and the Arpadian age
László Szathmáry
Department of Human Biology, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary

The present paper is aimed at providing a summary of the contributions of anthropological research into the Carpathian Basin history of the 10th-13th century ancient Hungarians relying on the strength of anatomical, demographical and sociological database. Special attention is paid to the moments in population development which proved to have diverged during the pagan era (10th century) and the early Christian era (11th-13th century).