Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Cáceres : Extremadura (Spain)

The origins of Cáceres go back to prehistoric times, as evidenced by the paintings in the Cuevas de Maltravieso (Maltravieso Caves) which date back to the late Paleolithic period around 25,000 B.C. Cáceres started to gain importance as a strategic city under Roman occupation, and remains found in the city suggest that it was a thriving center as early as 25 BC. After the end of the Roman Empire, the city was occupied by Germanic tribes then was under Arab rule : it was eventually reconquered by the Christians in the 13th century.

  • Sample :
Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :

- Type 1 : Dark, brachymorphic, square-faced, large jaws, short nose, low wide-set eyes
~ Alpinoid

Somehow, the combination of wide spaced and sloping eyes and very broad and round faces exhibit a Portuguese flavour (more particularly on females).

- Type 2 : Dark, leptomorphic, long face, long high-rooted nose, close set eyes
~ Mediterranoid

  • Final morphotypes :

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