Nordish Race Gallery

 

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First, a quick comment on Nordids. Nordids, a.k.a. “Nordics”, Before you start looking through the galleries below.

The general Nordid type probably evolved through the blending of gracilized northern European Cro-Magnoids (robust broad-faced Upper Paleolithic types) with various types, including tall leptomorphs associated with the Battle-Axe and Boat-Axe peoples, who entered Europe from the Eurasian steppes (carrying the Corded type with them), penetrating the various Nordid-formative territories in several consecutive waves. The resulting blends were subsequently stabilized, and the resultant types further specialized, to yield the present Nordid varieties. The ancestral Cordedtype (named after its association with the Corded Ware culture), with its high vault and long head, was skeletally “nordiform” (approaching a Nordid), or perhaps Mediterranid (of a larger, more robust variety).

It should be duly noted that the question of Nordid origin is a much debated subject, and the foregoing account (which reflects the views of Order15) should not be embraced without criticism: it is merely one of several possible explanations. Carleton Coon, and others with him, suggested that the Nordid was essentially a depigmented Mediterranid, derived from the combination of Corded and “Danubian” strains, and thus not immediately affiliated with the northern European Upper Paleolithic survivals. However, there can be no doubt as to the partial affiliation of the Nordid types to the larger-framed, broader-faced Cro-Magnids of present-day northern Europe (the Dalo-Falid and Brünn types). The fact that Cro-Magnoids have been subject to gracilization in a Nordoid direction is witnessed by the existence of Paleolithic pre-Corded intermediate Cro-Magnoid-Nordoid skulls in the Scandinavian region (K.E. Schreiner, Crania Norvegica II, 1946). The Corded type seems responsible for the relative high-headedness of the Nordid types, as compared to adjacent Cro-Magnid varieties.

Nordids are in a sense a northern equivalent of the southern Mediterranid leptomorphs, existing in a general dichotomy with broader-featured Europid Cro-Magnoids. This duality may be a reflection a general distributional trend, recalling the dichotomy between the Cro-Magnoid and Capellid/Aurignacid varieties of Paleolithic Europe.

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Hallstatt Nordic Trønder Borreby Dalo-Falid East-Nordid Anglo-Saxon Baltid Brünn

Keltic Nordid

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Nordid

North-Atlantid

East-Baltid

Sub-Nordid