According to one study (see Canarians, NW Africans, Iberians, etc. from the viewpoint of autosomal DNA on Maju's blog), "Lanzarote (16%) and the larger islands of Tenerife (14%) and Gran Canaria (12%) seem the ones that have received the greatest Iberian input, however they still retain some aboriginal genetics as well."
- Sample :
- Brief anthropological analysis :
- Type 1 : Dark complexion, leptomorphic, narrow "horsy" face, long and straight nose yet somehow large, a rather broad jaw, close-set eyes, rather narrow eyelids
Unsurprisingly enough, Lanzarote is dominated by a very classical Iberian type even though to my own eyes, these individuals somehow look "West Iberian" (Portugal, León, Extremadura, ...) because of secondary features such as very horsy traits, almond-shaped eyes, a flat nose, ... Should such features be attributed to North African admixture ?
A square-faced variant of this Mediterranean type can be encountered. Secondary features remain unchanged.
Eventually, still within leptomorphic range, one can find aberrant depigmented "Nordoid" individuals.
- Type 2 : Dark complexion (dark hair, dark skin, ...), brachymorphic, broad face, round features, short and rather convex nose, wide-spaced sloping and rather chinky eyes
Once more such types rather show similarities with types encountered in West Iberia and some individuals might show slight visible North African admixture as well. Eventually, one can find individuals exhibiting interesting fat deposits which somehow remind us of some New World types, funnily enough.
- Final morphotypes :