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Title: Size and shape differences among six South American Indian tribes
Authors: Marcellino, A. J.
Rocha, F. J. Da
Salzano, Francisco M.
Affilliation: Universidade de Córdoba. Instituto de Antropologia. Córdoba, ARG
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Instituto de Ciências Biológicas. Departamento de Genética. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Instituto de Ciências Biológicas. Departamento de Genética. Porto Alegre, RS, Brasil
Abstract: Measurements of height, face height, nose height, nose breadth, head length and head breadth from individuals living in 17 villages of six South American Indian tribes were compared using Mahalanobis's morphological distances and their partition into size and shape components. Total D2 values correlate well with estimates of linguistic differentiation, but not with geographic distances between tribes. Three of the six tribes were also studied for blood polymorphisms, and again measures of distances based on these haematological traits did not correlate well with the morphological ones. The shape component was about three times as important as size in contributing to the intertribal variation
Keywords: Brazil
Health of Indigenous Peoples
Indians, South American
Cephalometry
Polymorphism, Genetic
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Cefalometria
Poloformismo Genético
Issue Date: 1978
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Citation: MARCELLINO, A. J.; ROCHA, F. J. ; SALZANO, Francisco M. Size and shape differences among six South American Indian tribes. Annals of Human Biology, v. 5, n. 1, p. 69-74, 1978
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1080/03014467800002651
ISSN: 0301-4460
Copyright: open access
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