Nordics descend from Mediterraneans(C. S. Coon). Oct 15, 2011 20:59:00 GMT -5
Post by Hellenas on Oct 15, 2011 20:59:00 GMT -5
Carleton S. Coon:
NORDIC. A blond branch of the greater Mediterranean race, created by the mixture of Corded and Danubian elements, and divided into several subtypes. See p. 292. Unfortunately this term is also used by archaeologists to designate a specific Neolithic cultural complex, without racial implication.
"Nordic" type is no special or separate race, but merely a variant of the larger Mediterranean family."
The Neolithic and the Mediterranean race
"The Nordic race in the strict sense is merely a pigment phase of the Mediterranean."
Racial Classification within the White Family
FIG. 30: Schematic Representation of White Racial History.
"The concept of Scandinavia as the home of a pure Nordic race or of any other single group during the Neolithic is a completely false one."
"Nordics" in the living sense have no monopoly on blondism."
The Mediterranean race in Arabia
"The concavo-convex profile, so common in some types of Nordic, is absent here."
"Later in the 20th century, the concept of a distinctive Mediterranean race was still considered useful by theorists such as Earnest Hooton in Up From the Ape (1931) and Carleton S. Coon in his revised edition of Ripley's Races of Europe (1939). These writers subscribed to Sergi's depigmentation theory that the Nordic race was the northern variety of Mediterraneans that lost pigmentation through natural selection due to the environment."
"Coon's (1939) theory that the Nordic race was a depigmentated variation of the greater Mediterranean racial stock was also supported by his mentor Earnest Albert Hooton who in the same year published Twilight of Man, which notes: "The Nordic race is certainly a depigmented offshoot from the basic long-headed Mediterranean stock. It deserves separate racial classification only because its blond hair (ash or golden), its pure blue or gray eyes".
"The depigmentation theory that claimed that lighter skinned peoples had been dipigmented from a darker skin, this theory has since become a widely accepted view in anthropology."