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morfrain_encilgar
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 07:41 PM
A study of the Roman and Migration periods of Hungary traces the origin of the Mongoloid element there.

In Roman times the population was European, and mostly Mediterranean.

The Langobards and the Gepids introduced a stronger Nordic component and a Mongoloid element was introduced from the Huns. A mixed type was found between Mongoloids and Nordids, which is similar to the Osteuropid type.

The Gepids remained predominantly Nordic but showed strong signs of racial admixture with the Mongoloid Huns. They also copied the practice of cranial deformation from the Huns, and the practice is described (if you want to try it at home). The later Avars were also racially mixed.

Agrippa
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 10:58 PM
I saw Awar skulls personally and read some statistics and they were over 90 percent Europid if I remember right.
The skulls I saw looked very European, they werent even brachycephalized, leptoprospic, more or less narrow noses, strong chin and no Mongolid profile at all.

But there was a Mongolid-mixed minority.

morfrain_encilgar
Friday, May 7th, 2004, 11:50 PM
I saw Awar skulls personally and read some statistics and they were over 90 percent Europid if I remember right.
The skulls I saw looked very European, they werent even brachycephalized, leptoprospic, more or less narrow noses, strong chin and no Mongolid profile at all.

But there was a Mongolid-mixed minority.


It does go into more detail about the degrees and the origins of the Mongoloid element and it even names the types thought to have arrived with the Avars. (But before that, the Huns already intergraded with the Gepids.) It is clear that the greatest percentage of the population, were European in appearence.