Friday, October 15, 2010

Lori (Armenia)

The history of the area possibly dates back to the Bronze Age, with interesting tombs and other material found and housed in the local museum. But with no doubt, the area of nowadays Vanadzor was part of Gugark, the thirteenth province of the Kingdom of Armenia (Armenia Mayor) until the end of the Artaxiad Dynasty's rule over Armenia, in the 1st century AD.

  • Sample :

Full scale

  • Brief anthropological analysis :

- Type 1 :
Dark complexion (black eyes, black hair, tanned skin, ...), more or less leptomorphic, arched and large nose, close-set eyes, full lips
~ Armenoid

This type resembles the European Dinarid, with the main exceptions of greater absolute facial dimensions and a larger nose : such type is quite prevalent in Armenia. Amore brachymorphic variant can be found as well.

- Type 2 : Dark complexion (black eyes, black hair, ...), brachymorphic, coarse features, large face, little and puffy nose, full lips, wide eyebrows, wide-set eyes
~ Alpinoid

Old anthropology would have labelled those individuals as "Asiatic Alpinoid", a generic term to describe extra-European Alpinoid types even though that term is not useless to denote some peculiar aspects such as very rounded features, full lips, little eyelids, ...

  • Final morphotypes :