Cretans and some ethnicities of Caucasus are similar. Jul 16, 2017 19:26:45 GMT -5
Post by Hellenas on Jul 16, 2017 19:26:45 GMT -5
Beyond the Mediterranean basin the Cretans also look like some Caucasian ethnicities. But especially are very close to Adyghe people who live in the northeast of the Black Sea and in the kuban area. The Georgian anthropologist Abduselisvili studied them by the same method, like we studied Cretans. The data are totally comparable and they attributed.
The similarities between Cretans and Adyghe people is observed in stature, in head length and width, In face width, in height morphology and in nose height, In the cephalic index, hair growth, pigmentation etc.
Another people in the black sea that looks like Cretans and Adyghe people are the Abkhazians of Gagra and less the Armenians of the same area. The Georgian groups of people who follow in similarity are Kartalinii, Kaxetini and the Mingrelians.
The great similarity of Cretans and Adyghe people we consider to pose a problem to historians. Immigration from Crete must not be excluded, of a part of her people In the black sea, where it has been preserved to this day and of course speaks another language.
Aris Poulianos "The descend of Cretans", page 118, year 1971.
2. The varieties that make up the anthropological type of Crete stand out, with great enough accuracy, from the anthropological types of northern Africa and, secondly, the types of the Middle East. They are closer to the type of the Aegean basin, generally, which extends to Thrace and Southern Bulgaria, in western Asia Minor and parts of the Black Sea.
Aris Poulianos "The descend of Cretans", page 127, year 1971.
Mediterranid subtype. Pontids are found in greatest concentration in southeastern Europe (the Balkans, southern Romania, the Ukraine), and predominate in regions immediately adjacent to the Black Sea (including parts of the Caucasus), after which Bunak named the type (Pontic; to the ancient Greeks, the Black or Euxine Sea was known as Pontos, "the Sea"). The type is tall (yet not as tall as the Atlanto-Mediterranid type) and quite gracile, with smooth facial features, and is characterized by a high skull, a narrow forehead, somewhat narrow apertures of the eyes, and a lighter pigmentation compared to the Mediterranid mean. Cf. North-Pontid.
PONTIC. A variety of Mediterranean or Atlanto-Mediterranean, so named by Bunak. It is concentrated in Bulgaria and in the Rumanian lowlands: it also is found in the Caucasus and Ukraine and westward sporadically as far as Germany, Poland, and Lithuania.
Along the northern and western shores of the Black Sea are found, among other populations, brunet Mediterraneans of a generalized type, called Pontic by the Russian anthropologists, who are usually of medium to tall stature and who seem related on the one hand to the Atlanto-Mediterraneans and on the other to the long-faced Mediterranean prototype of Asia Minor and the Caucasus. Inland from the Black Sea shores they are found sporadically in Russia, Poland, and the countries along the upper course of the Danube. They also seem to form an early population level in Serbia and Albania. Their precise archaeological history has not yet been traced, and their relationship to the Danubian invaders of central Europe at the beginning of the local Neolithic is unknown. They do not, however, conform closely to the physical type of the early Danubians as known to us by a small series of skeletal remains. Much more work needs to be done in southeastern Europe before their historical position and relationships can be established.
East Med is the Pontid.