Thursday, December 17, 2009

Nuoro : Sardinia (Italy)

The earliest traces of human settlements in the Nuoro area (Nùgoro in Sardinian), the so-called Domus de janas, date back to the 3rd millennium BC. The province of Nuoro was a center of the Nuraghe civilization from 1500 BC, including more than 30 nuraghe sites, such has that at Tanca Manna with about 800 huts. The area, lying on the road from Karalis (Cagliari) to Ulbia (Olbia) was also colonized by the Romans.

  • Sample :
Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :
Special thanks to Platypus.

- Type 1 :
Dark, leptomorphic, long faced, straight nose, narrow dark eyes
~ Mediterranoid

This is the typical Sardinian face : it really reminds us of some coastal Eastern Iberian faces in Catalonia, on the other side of the Mediterranean.

Women are more in an Alpinoid range :

A lighter variant is more generic and quite widespread in Southern Italy : it's characterized by a more convex nose and wide-set eyes.

- Type 2 : Dark, box faced, little and large nose, wide and narrow dark eyes ("pseudo epicanthus"), broad features
~ Berid

This type has been thoroughly described by anthropologists (Biasutti named it "Paleo-Sardinian") : it's very Sardinian-looking as well.

  • Final morphotypes :


  1. LOL wtf is this? people in province of nuoro don't look this, idiot!

  2. This thread is hilarious, great part of people shown here have an odd look, according this thread these people should be common in Province of Nuoro, where i live, but it's absolutely false!

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  4. wtf is this shit? who created this blog is an incompetent or a person with a deep bad faith.

  5. I can assure you that Heraus, the author, is anything but "fascist" (quite leftist rather). Also photos are taken from Facebook profiles, if you think they are not representative, please provide some evidence.


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