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Ėglupiai is very near major ^
Sūdovian Cultural Sites in Pajevonys
) from Pajevonys
predate 2nd Century Ptolemy's mention of Σουδινοί.
* Documented by Dr. J. Basanavičius in "Apie Senovės Lietuvos Pilis", 1891, p.42
For 2001 documentation on the Pajevonys Claudius I denarius by Mykolas
- excerpt from "Corpus der römischen Funde im europäischen Barbaricum: Litauen" (Habelt, 2001)
* On page 726 in "Romėniškasis ir tautų kraustymosi laikotarpiai" by Audronė Bliujienė
( Lietuvos Archeologija, Vol. III, Klaipėda, 2013 ) the author writes that at Kunigiškiai, Pajevonys
there was a Roman silver denarius coin issued by Emperor Claudius ( AD 41-54 ),
& cites Mykolas Michelbertas 2001.
is very popular now in Lithuania to refer
to Pre-Christian Sūdovians as Jotvingians.
The primary distinction is religious
and not so much ethnicity & genetics.
the 18th Century, most
were either bi- or tri-lingual,
and thus not identified when speaking
Lithuanian, Polish, or Belarussian.
They converted, went to church,
and inter-married with others.
This is how the Jotvingians "vanished".*
There may still have been old speakers
as late as the 19th Century in the
remote Białowieża Forest area.
A census by clergy in Belarus at
that time revealed 31,000 church members
identified themselves as "Yatviags".
happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas"
Jotvingians "vanished" in the same
as the Anasazi "vanished" in the American Southwest.
Academics should contact the Zuni for details.
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