View Full Version : Good Modern Anthropological/Genetic works

Friday, October 21st, 2005, 11:36 PM
I have finished reading Coons Races of Europe. I realise that this was written in 1939 so I am after a good up to date anthropological work on human racial groups, preferably with genetic/haplogroup data.

Any suggestions?

Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, 02:01 AM
Information about the divergence of Homo sapines on the planet is found on the Genographic Project:

https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html (https://www3.nationalgeographic.com/genographic/index.html)

It has many linages of mitochondrial data/haplogroups etc and it shows in many when they diverged and is based on very recent data.
Cavalli-Sforza also shows the divergence of different races. His theory is summed up in a German pdf file :

http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~wdl/Gen-Stammbaum.pdf (http://user.phil-fak.uni-duesseldorf.de/~wdl/Gen-Stammbaum.pdf)

From the genetic point of view I would classify the humans into the following 7 major races :

Khoisan - bush men of South Africa and hottentots, brown skin, short, diverged 150 000 to 100 000 years ago from all other races , adapted to desert and savanna climate - some elements also in Ethiopia...seem to have been widespread in Africa before Negrids expanded..nowadays few remain

Negritos - eg anadmese negrito ..live in remote Islands and jungles of South Asia, very short, very black, peppercorn hair diverged some 100 000 - 65 000 years ago from modern races and changed little, adapted to tropical rainforest... seem to have been very widespread in Asia in prehistorical times (eg China,Australia) nowadays a few thousand remain (maybe even less)

Veddoids - live in remote Islands and jungles of South Asia, short, wavy hair, they seem a twin race of the negrito, but almost never occur in the same areas..nowadays heavy intermixed with other races ( Australoid, Caucasian, Mongoloid)..(maybe the most original elements in Yemen ?) .originally diverged about 65 000 years ago from all other races...few remain

Negrid - live in Africa, very widespread.. very short (pygmies) to very tall, black skined, very curly hair...diverged about 65 000 years ago from all other races, 2 subraces :pygmies are a subrace..the bambutid subrace has a recent origion in central west africa an expands since then...now exists in America and North Africa in an intermixture race with Caucasian

Australoid - live in Australia and Papua Newguinea....average to tall... black skinned , adapted to all forms of tropical climte...some populations have black skin and blonde hair (Solomons)...diverged about 55 000 years ago from Mongoloids and Caucasian races...seem to have been distributed in South Asia in prehistorical times...one theory even suggests they lived in South Ameirca (!) before Mongoloid came

Mongoloid diveraged about 40 000 years ago from Caucasoid, medium sized, brown skin, dark straight hair, very widespread adaption to all forms of climate .evolved probably in central asia and spead east and southwards.the subraces split 10 000 to 20 000 years ago:
1. east asian (chinese,mongolian,japanese, maybe ainu)
2. eskimo
3. amerindian
4. southeast asian / pacific (heavy intermixed with Australoid)...can also be considered a mixture race of Mongoloid and Australoid

Caucasian diverged about 40 000 years ago from the mongoloid..medium to tall...dark to blond hair .curly to straight hair..brown to white skin..live from India to Europe...nowadays very widespread in America and Australia ...Indian, Latinos, Nordids, Lapps etc etc..adaption to temperate and subtropical climate

3 races are in extinction (the 3 first)
1 is vulnerable (Australoid)
3 are very successful

The Black Prince
Saturday, January 14th, 2006, 12:56 AM
Although this one I still must have: Race (John R. Baker, 1974)
I'm quite interested too in any modern works?