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Digitalseal
Monday, April 3rd, 2006, 04:48 PM
between Northern and Southern swedes?

vingul
Tuesday, April 11th, 2006, 01:27 AM
Sure, but not exaggeratedly so.

"True" Nordids (G÷tatyp/Hallstatt/ěsterdal) are mostly prevalent in the south, although they are present everywhere. Dalo-Falids (unreduced Cro-Magnids) are mostly found in the south, but the same applies to them. Tr°nder types (i.e. Corded features) are characteristic of the central regions. The north is characterized by a greater extent of East-Baltid admixture (containing Lappoid/"Ladogan") than the south (except for the eastern coastal areas), and of course there are the Saami in the north, who are Lappid (reduced, infantilized Lappoid/"Ladogan" variety with Mongolid admixture).

Swedish internal diversity is impeded by the near-total lack of natural boundaries, such as valleys and mountain ranges, so the only essential present-day difference between the north and the south is the presence of Lappids in the north, imo.

Someone with a good grasp of Lundman's typology will be able to more precisely explain the Swedish situation.