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macgregor13
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 08:30 PM
What does UP stand for? I see it over and over again. Very popular ethnic category i presume.

Allenson
Wednesday, January 5th, 2005, 09:52 PM
What does UP stand for? I see it over and over again. Very popular ethnic category i presume.

Hello--UP stands for 'Upper Paleolithic'.

http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/section/Paleolit_TheUpperPaleolithicPeriod.asp

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upper_Paleolithic

By looking at cranioskeletal remains from this time and at the features of modern European populations, anthropologists eventually came to the conclusion that much of the modern European population descends from the early peoples of this distant time. More recently, genetics has backed up this notion.

With regard to subracial taxonomies widely used on this forum and other ones of a similar vein, the subtypes Brunn, Borreby, Faelid (Falish, Dalofalish, etc.) Alpine and Baltid are considered 'UP' while more gracile types such as the Mediterranean are thought of as Neolithic. Harkening back to genetics though, much of the above mentioned material is open to debate. ;)