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Leifur ”heppni
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006, 05:05 PM
Are the Near Eastern peoples really Mediterranean? or was Coon just ignorant of this?

Agrippa
Tuesday, July 18th, 2006, 05:23 PM
Are the Near Eastern peoples really Mediterranean? or was Coon just ignorant of this?

Depends on which people you mean? Pred. Mediterranid are in the Near East and Asia minor only the coastal people in Western Turkey, stronger strains common along other Eastern Mediterranean coastal areas, partly going along the larger rivers visible strains, but no Mediterranid, not even Eastmediterranid proper majority, only present as element beside others on a rather low level.

Most Arab "Mediterraneans" of Coon are just Orientalid/Arabid, but thats a distinction many rather ignorant American anthropologists didnt made, they just counted all rather gracile and pigmented dolichocephalic people "Mediterranean" quite often.
Furthermore Coon distinguished in the Near East different variants too, namely "Mediterranean" (Eastmediterranid and Arabid put together more or less), Irano-Afghan (Iranid) and Armenoid (Armenid and Anadolid) as well as Asian Alpinoid.

Compare with examples from Kurds:
http://forums.skadi.net/showthread.php?t=61210