Monday, February 9, 2015

Borreby Cro Magnon Beaker People in the Ohio Valley

Borreby Cro Magnon Beaker People in the Ohio Valley

One of the three contingents of the Beaker People were the Borreby brachycephalics. The skull from a burial mound in England on the left is compared with Borrebys within Ohio's Adena mounds.

In the Bronze Age, or just before the introduction of bronze, Britain was invaded by tall, massive roundheads who seem to have come fromabout the same area near the mouth of the Rhine and northwestern Germany from which the later Anglo-Saxons sailed. Probably other brachycephals came to England later during this period, but the custom
of cremation obscures their racial affinities. British anthropologists have long recognized a contemporary English and Scottish type asprobably surviving from these Bronze Age invaders or as an effect of Recombination of the same subracial elements.

It is tall, heavy-boned, weighty and, in middle and advanced years, obese. The skin is usually florid or beefy, the eyes blue or light mixed. Sometimes, however, and especially in Shetland, and in parts of North England, and Scotland, and Ireland, the hair and skin are dark. The head is massive, brachycephalic and sometimes rather flattened behind. If the high, pointed Armenoid-Dinaric brachycephaly exist in this type, it is uncommon. Brow-ridges are heavy, malars prominent, and the face rather broad, but not short. The nose is usually long, wide, and convex-decidely beaky. Beard and body hair are strongly developed.