Physical anthropology of the old Americans. Pigmentation; Grey hair; loss of hair

The results show, homevei~,a Very much larger proportion of “dark” eyes in Great Britain than ainong the Old Americans

Aleš Hrdlička

2005

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  • ALES HRDLI ~ K A population of the United States, as contrasted with the American population at large and with other units of the white race
  • We observe on all sides in the American, individually and collectively, a mental freshness and vigor not equalled it seems in any other country; but these matters are difficult of proper gauging
  • There are the physique and the physiological functions of the American stock, all of which yield more or less readily t o exact determinations, the results of which would be of the utmost value
  • Among those with darker skins there are, in respect to hair, no blonds or reds, only a little over one-fifth as many light browns, and approximately one-half as many medium browns as in the Old Americans taken as a whole, but nearly three times as many darks-to-blacks
  • The results show, homevei~,a Very much larger proportion of “dark” eyes in Great Britain than ainong the Old Americans
  • The above data on the eyes and hair permit the formulation of the following conclusions regarding pigmentation, and the other conditions here studied, in the Old Americans: SKIN. 1
  • Such skin is generally associated with brown eyes and medium to dark hair

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