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Sunday, September 28th, 2008, 12:33 AM
Australia-India Comparison (http://ferrarini.tripod.com/AUSTRALIA-INDIA/)

Monday, January 16th, 2012, 07:07 AM
Veddas or Veddahs (Sinhala වැද්දා [ˈvædːaː], Tamil "வெட்ட"), are an indigenous people of Sri Lanka, an island in the Indian Ocean. They amongst other self identified native communities such as Coast Veddas and Anuradhapura Veddas are accorded indigenous status. From as early as 18,000 BCE a genetic continuum is shown with present-day Veddas

According to this model of classification, Australoid peoples ranged throughout Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, New Guinea, Melanesia, and India. In the mid-twentieth century an argument emerged that Australoids were linked to proto-Caucasoids.

In the out of Africa theory, the ancestors of the Australoids, the Proto-Australoids are thought to have been the first branch off from the Proto-Capoids to migrate from Africa about 60,000 BCE, migrating along the now submerged continental shelf of the northern shore of the Indian Ocean and reaching Australia about 50,000 BCE.



Veddid subvariety of the southern Indian inlands, showing Negritid admixture


VEDDID (Dravidian (Deniker and others); Indo-Aboriginal; Weddid (German sp.))

Southeastern Asian racial type, considered a member of the greater "Australoid" group, however the relation to Australids is uncertain and provisional, and may be nothing but a shared retention of the generalized Pleistocene human morphology. Veddids are small-statured, gracile and stocky (pyknomorphic). The head is moderately low, and the face is roundish and euryprosopic and often characterized by strongly developed browridges. The nose is moderately broad, short and snub, with extended alae, and the mouth is "childlike", bending down at the corners. The skin tone varies between medium and very dark brown, the hair is wavy and black, and the eyes are brown. Veddids are most common in the forest mountains of India and the park jungles of Sri Lanka (the Gondid and Malid, incl. transitional Indo-Melanid and Melanid varieties); they constitute an important element in the population of the Indian Subcontinent. Their eastward distribution from India is characterized by a sliding transition to Paleo-Mongolids.


Monday, January 16th, 2012, 07:45 AM
This comparison post is as redundant as saying that nordish examples are scattered around the baltic, north sea and atlantic :hfriends: