Posted by Maniates on May 22, 2002 at 19:42:17:
The fact that you would even question whether your white or nor because of what some Brit said means you
lack confidence in your identity.Here is what the greatest anthropologist -Carleton Coon of all time said anout modern Greeks and their racil origins.
Here’s a description of modern Greeks from Carleton S. Coon’s Races of Europe, Chapter XII, Section 14, The Greeks :
It is inaccurate to say that the modern Greeks are different physically from the ancient Greeks; such a statement is based on an ignorance of the Greek ethnic character.... The Greeks, in short, are a blend of racial types, of which two are most important: the Atlanto-Mediterranean and the Alpine. Dinaricism here is present, but not all pervading; true Alpines are commoner than complete Dinarics [Alpine-Mediterranean blends]. The Nordic element is weak, as it probably has been since the days of Homer. The racial type to which Socrates belonged is today the most important, while the Atlanto-Mediterranean, prominent in Greece since the Bronze Age, is still a major factor. It is my personal reaction to the living Greeks that their continuity with their ancestors of the ancient world is remarkable, rather than the opposite.
Here are the caucaian subraces that Greeks since antiquity have belonged to as Coon decribed.
ALPINE, sometimes further subdivded into the Borreby, Brünn and Danubian types, refers to medium-statured, round-headed people with brown hair, brown eyes, and a medium complexion, likely of Anatolian origin, e.g. -THIS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT IN THE RACIAL MAKE UP OF THE GREEKS
MEDITERRANEAN, sometimes further subdivded into the Atlanto, Armenoid, Arabo-Berber and Irano-Afghan types, refers to long- or short-headed people of varying heights with dark hair, dark eyes, and a dark complexion, who originated in the Near East and spread to North Africa and Europe, e.g.
NORDIC, sometimes further subdivded into the Keltic, Hallstatt, Fälish and Trønder types, refers to tall, long-headed people with light hair, light eyes, and a light complexion, named after the French word for "north" because they’re most common in Northern Europe and not because all Northern Europeans are Nordic
Dinaric -Blend of Alpine and Mediteranean.
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