Origin of the Mongoloid Peoples

Mongoloid, a term from physical anthropology, refers to the skull shape typically found among East Asians and many American Indians. Skull shape figured prominently in racial theories of the nineteenth century, which erroneously linked skull type with behaviors or abilities deemed characteristic of certain races. Modern craniometry, or skull measurement, is almost purely descriptive and has nothing to say about behavior. It depends on examining a large number of detailed anatomical features of...