Thursday, December 10, 2009

Cornwall / Kernow : SW England (The British Isles)

Cornwall is a county of England in the United Kingdom, forming the tip of the south-western peninsula of Great Britain. The area now known as Cornwall was first inhabited in the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic periods. It continued to be occupied by Neolithic and then Bronze Age peoples, and later (in the Iron Age) by Celts. It retains a distinct cultural identity, reflecting its history, and modern use of the formerly extinct Cornish language is increasing.


  • Sample :
Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Intermediate pigmentation, leptomorphic, long straight nose, close set eyes, angular chin and large jaws
~ Atlantid



This is the pan-British phenotype (sometimes known as "Keltic"). A lighter and more "Nordic" variant :


Conversely, a darker variant noted for higher cheekbones and a more convex nose on males can be identified hinting to an Atlantic continuum from Portugal to the British Isles (~Atlanto-Med).



- Type 2 : Rufous, brachymorphic, wide forehead, little and low-rooted nose, wide set eyes, wide jaws, heavy browridges
~ Brünn



  • Final morphotypes :

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