- Sample :
- Analyzis :
- Lepto type : long face, big convex nose, frequent light eyes, variable complexion.
As opposed to Calabria on the other side of the strait, leptomorphic types are rather dominant, at least amongst males. Some people show strong East Mediterranean phenotypical tendencies which are probably to be linked with the fact Sicily is where the "non-European" genetic imput is at its best (by "European", I mean the Atlantic component, the aboriginal genetic variation of ancient hunter-gatherers).
On Dienekes' globe10 calculator, Sicilians score : 27.7% West Asian, 33% Southern, 37.6% Atlantic.
- Brachy type : puffy general features, large nose, narrow eyelids, dark hair.
Some individuals may appear somehow exotic within the European context though nothing dramatic as far as South Italy is concerned. Still I dare say the stronger Eastern genetic imput detected amongst Sicilians can be associated with phenotypical trends.
- Morphotypes :