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Why is Caucasian applied to the white race?

April 16, 2017 | Author: | Posted in Human Physiology

Johann Blumenbach (1752-184o), the German anthropologist, classified mankind into five races; namely, the Caucasian, Mongolian, Ethiopian, American and Malayan, corresponding respectively to the white, yellow, black, red and brown races. The finest and most perfectly proportioned skull in Blumenbach’s collection was from the Caucasus, the region between the Black and Caspian seas. He, therefore, took …

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