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Anthropological zones of Europe:
4. Lower Danube
5. Central European
7. Central Eastern European
Interesting map. Do you have the names/descriptions of these zones?
You want to share?
The map makes sense, apart from nr5, the blue felt. It must be a time period to explain the map?
It's a territorial classification made on the basis if the typological approach (dominance of a certain type or types in a certain area).
6. Atlanto-Baltic is (thus pred.) Nordic and UP
5. Central European is Baltic and Alpine
3. Balkan is Dinaric and Dinaro-Med
4. Lower Danube is Med and Med-Dinaric
8. Baltic-WhiteSea is Baltic and East-Baltic
7. Central Eastern European is Nordic and Baltic etc.
03-21-2009, 08:54 PM
What is 2?
Ligurian. Gracile Med or Med proper as opposed to the Iberian group (Med and robust Med).
PS. Description is added. See the original post.
03-22-2009, 12:30 AM
Where did you get this info from Hors? Looks very interesting, and I suppose we'll have to brush up on our classifications! :D
03-22-2009, 01:06 AM
An interesting map indeed. I can't help wondering about its validity overall though.
Surely the Bay of Biscay - at least, and the western side of England, Wales and Ireland would have been encompassed under the Iberian description.
What findings is this map ultimately based upon?
Please keep in mind, that this is the map of anthropology of large populations, it's based on the "populational" approach and very generalized.
In other words, smaller areas with different anthropological types within larger zones, as well as transitional zones, are not shown as distinct (Such as Wales, Cornwall etc.).
And, as I've already pointed out, the zones represent not a certain type, but a certain mixture, and if the components are still the same while their weight is different they're shown as a different zone (even if it's still Med and Dinaric thing).
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