ATTENTION: I am using eurocentric terms which doesn't mean, that those Aethiopid subtypes have real European racial influences but that they have quite similiar racial types regarding morphology and body stature.
The origin of the Aethiopid race
The origin of the aethiopid race spectrum is characteristic and is evident in this climate map.
The border between Negroid and Aethiopid-Europoid is clearly visible in the climate zones, as well as the suitability of South Africa for an Europid(white european) colonization:
Climate: Dry, warm
Wide open, probably relatively densely populated country = higher individual and group selection, which can also be clearly seen in the results of sexual selection.
The Khoisanids are probably related but were pushed back. Negrids and Bambutids have been largely adapted to more humid zones, and lived in small groups with little intra-specific competition in the initial phase, simple hunters and gatherers, less complex strategies.
Europids live nowhere primarily in hot and humid zones, - not even in India, even then only secondarily:
The Indian europid centers are located on the coast and the arid river landscapes, never in the humid jungle.
Modern humans did not originate in the tropical forests - in East Africa it was the longest continuous and, ultimately, more progressive development of human beings on this planet. There he was born and has developed continuously.
The other sub-Saharan landscapes are, with regional exceptions, much less suitable for human development, and cultural development.
As it looks now, there was early on in East Africa a separate component that was more leptomorph and stronger europiform / europoid than the variants of the remaining sub-Saharan Africa.
This is the independent aethiopid base, which is related genetically and racially closer to Europids, than Negrids.
There were also other influences over time:
- Negrid influence (especially through the slave trade)
- modern Europid influences (especially from Egypt and Arabia, of course.)
So there are multiple layers and influences one above the other, that's why I distinguish between "classic aethiopid" (own kind between Negrid and Europid with its own specific development) and those who have significant modern europid (north aethiopid) or negrid (south aethiopid) influences.
Stronger modern europid (mainly arabid) influences have the Amhara, the Tigre, etc., the Somali, Afar and Oromo are often classic aethiopid and Tutsi, Masai, etc. have a strong negrid, especially nilotid trend = south aethiopid.
The classic aethiopid type can be referred to as a "Mediterranoid" + Negroid tendencies.
This type represents a transitional racial type on its own between Europoid and Negroid.
The skull shape is dolichocephal.
The morphology is mainly europoid.
The average somatotype of the classic aethiopid race is leptomorphic(ectomorphic) and tends even to extrem ectomorphic types (asthenic) with relatively weak musculature, a slender, hardly athletic build, with very long thin fingers and narrow shoulders.
- Dark Skin
- Curly hair texture
- Higher, stronger bulging forehead
- A little wider, flatter nose and fleshier than usual for common leptodolichomorphic europid types
- Fuller lips
- Slightly more subcutaneous fat in the facial area
- Very high-lying, narrow, short calf muscles
basedowoid eyes tendency
facial features with soft lines and often shiny skin.