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    Post Craniometric Cluster Map

    Here is a map representing the results of Dienekes Pontikos' K-clustering analysis of 28 ethnic populations around the world into based on affinity to 14 mathematically determined clusters.

    Here is a link to Dienekes' original article, where I got the data:
    http://dienekes.angeltowns.net/artic...lustering.html

    This is the same type of statistical analysis that Biogeographical Ancestry estimates based on AIMs (such as AncestryByDNA sells), except using craniometric data instead of genomic variation.

    The map shows strong geographical clustering corresponding roughly to the traditional anthropological "races." Of course, the criticism could be raised that choice measurements included in the data bias the data towards such a result.
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    Post Re: Craniometric Cluster Map

    Quote Originally Posted by Scoob
    Here is a map representing the results of Dienekes Pontikos' K-clustering analysis of 28 ethnic populations around the world into based on affinity to 14 mathematically determined clusters.

    Here is a link to Dienekes' original article, where I got the data:
    http://dienekes.angeltowns.net/artic...lustering.html

    This is the same type of statistical analysis that Biogeographical Ancestry estimates based on AIMs (such as AncestryByDNA sells), except using craniometric data instead of genomic variation.

    The map shows strong geographical clustering corresponding roughly to the traditional anthropological "races." Of course, the criticism could be raised that choice measurements included in the data bias the data towards such a result.
    Are the Hoeells measurements available on the internet? I would like to try establishing racial relationships from them.

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    Post Re: Craniometric Cluster Map

    Quote Originally Posted by atlanto-med
    Are the Hoeells measurements available on the internet? I would like to try establishing racial relationships from them.
    Yes, Howell's data is available here:
    http://konig.la.utk.edu/howells.htm
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    Post Re: Craniometric Cluster Map

    If, by using craniometrics and statistical methods, race can be identified, then the "no such thing as races" drumbeat is finally dead once and for all.

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    Post Re: Craniometric Cluster Map

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Solar Wolff
    If, by using craniometrics and statistical methods, race can be identified, then the "no such thing as races" drumbeat is finally dead once and for all.
    Yes, though discrete dental traits are more useful than craniometry in revealing population affinities.

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