The aim of this study is to investigate the transition between Hunnic and Gepidic period on the basis of female burials in the Middle Danube Region. The analysis of burial practices, female dress accessories and artificial skull deformation prove that there was a continuous cultural transformation during the 5th century, not a radical change. The power structure changed in the middle of the century but it didn’t cause the disappearance of the phenomena which formed from the beginning of the century. The new female representation that emerged after the end of Roman rule in the Carpathian basin can be widely observed from a geographical as well as from a social point of view. The early graves of the Gepidic cemeteries (Reihengräberfelder) fit perfectly in the general archaeological features of the 5th century.