Paul K. Manansala
kabalen at MAIL.JPS.NET
Mon May 11 03:10:54 UTC 1998
Miguel Carrasquer Vidal <mcv at WXS.NL>
t. I don't care much for your
> platyrrhine skeletons, whatever that means: linguistics alone tells
> us, if we're prepared to listen, that the steppe population is and
> has always been mixed, neither "Caucasoid" nor "Mongoloid".
Sorry, I can't resist. Linguistics tells us absolutely nothing about
the biological relations of the steppe population.
> >I guess we have reached the end of enlightenment in our discussion.
> >However, I will discuss the matter with anyone who doesn't see the
> >Scythian/Hsiung-nu likenesses as purely coincidental.
> It isn't. The Xiongnu adopted the steppe way of life from the
Yes, and those Scythians were blondies I suppose.
Hippocrates describes Scythians as short and stocky with legs shorter
than the trunk. He states thay had little facial or body hair, and
that their features were not well-defined like Europeans. He calls
this "humidity of features." Basically this agrees with the remains
found in the Scythian burials. They were physically not different than
the Hsiung-nu or from modern Mongols or Uighurs.
Paul Kekai Manansala
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