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Prodigal Son
Wednesday, October 22nd, 2003, 06:44 PM
Note that eye pigmentation cannot be accurately compared with Russian groups, because the anthropologists conducting this study have designated color 8-12 on the Bunak scale as light, whereas Russian anthropologists have designated only colors 9-12. Chances are that the Illmen-Whitelake, Valdaic and Don-Sursk Russian groups have as many, if not more pure light shades as the Baltic Finn average. Also note that in this sample of Baltic Finns only males were used, while in Russian samples females, who are darker than males were included.

EYE COLOR

LIGHT - MIXED - DARK

Estonians: 66.0% - 31.0% - 3.0%

Ijores: 70.5% - 25.8% - 3.7%

Finns(proper): 69.0% - 29.0% - 2.0%

Karelians: 59.3% - 35.6% - 5.1%

Vepses: 53.7% - 38.9% - 7.4%

Saami: 35.3% - 51.3% - 13.4%

Finnish Swedes: 64.9% - 31.2% - 3.9%

HAIR COLOR

Old Bunak Scale; 0 - 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 (White - light blond - Medium to dark blond - Brown - Dark brown and black)

Estonians: 2.2% - 4.4% - 27.9% - 51.5% - 14.0%

Ijores: 1.5% - 1.5% - 21.6% - 50.8% - 24.6%

Finns (proper): 3.6% - 4.9% - 21.7% - 47.0% - 22.8%

Karelians: 0.6% - 0.6% - 24.5% - 54.2% - 20.1%

Vepses: 3.9% - 1.9% - 14.4% - 42.3% - 37.5%

Saami: 0% - 0.6% - 9.7% - 42.4% - 47.3%

Finnish Swedes: 0.8% - 2.0% - 18.5% - 54.4% - 24.3%

Source: Anthropology of the Balto-Finnish Peoples by Karin Julisovna Mark, p. 59-60 Table 2,p.61-62 Table 3.