Volhynia is a historic region in western Ukraine located between the rivers Prypiat and Western Bug, to the north of Galicia and Podolia. The area has some of the oldest Slavic settlements in Europe. The modern Volyn oblast is made of parts of ancient Volhynia : its capital is Lutsk.
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Light complexion (blonde or red hair, light eyes, ...), leptomorphic, rather leptoprosopic, narrow eyes, long and narrow straight nose, high forehead, large jaw, pointy chin, full lips
~ East Nordid
This well-identified type is common in West Russia and NE Europe : darker types are found as well which have been called "Pontid" by many anthropologists or 'Pontid-Mediterranid" though these people only share a vague ressemblance with Mediterranid types from Western Europe. These dark "East Nordid" types have long been associated with Ukraine.
- Type 2 : Light complexion (from medium dark-brown to blonde hair, blue eyes), brachymorphic, large square-box head, little and distanced oblique eyes, low orbits, broad and rather straight or concave nose, weak browridges, large fronthead, large jaw, receding chin
This is a very common type in Eastern Europe. These Ukrainians types might be characterized by a relative abundance of rather convex noses.
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