Mankind Quarterly

Articles from Vol. 41, No. 1, Fall

Age Trends in Anthropometric Characteristics among an Elderly Population of Bengalee Hindu Males in Calcutta, India
A cross-sectional investigation of 210 Bengalee Hindu elderly men (aged-55 years and above) of Kalighat, Calcutta, India, was undertaken to study age trends in 15 anthropometric measures. The subjects were categorized into three groups: Group 1: 55-59...
Form and Race: Terminological Concepts for the Study of Human Variation
The author notes the debate amongst Western anthropologists concerning the various ways in which term 'race' can be used in scientific writing, and refers to animal taxonomy in an attempt to determine principles on which universal paradigmatic principles...
Longitudinal Distance Growth Pattern of Skinfold Thicknesses in Punjabi Infants
Distance growth pattern of triceps, mid-axillary and sub-scapular skinfold thicknesses based on longitudinally collected data on 154 Punjabi Infants (Male 86, Female 68) between 1 to 12 months of age is described. All measurements were taken by the same...
Races Do Not Exist-So Study Them!
Review of Genes, Peoples, and Languages, by Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza (Translated by Mark Seielstad] (2000), New York: North Point Press Pp.228, $ 24.00, ISBN 0-86547-529-6. The dean of population genetics, Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza, has given us a nontechnical...
Racial Differences in Pain Perception: A Biological Basis
Behavioral differences between the various human races have been observed (e.g. intelligence). The perception of pain is essential for human survival. Individual as well as group differences have been reported in pain behavior, suggesting that pain behavior...
St. Alban and the End of Roman Britain
The following is the first of a series of articles seeking to explain the sub-Roman cult of St. Alban in terms of the syncretic adapatation of pagan traditions, associated both with 'Albion' as the earliest recorded name for Britain and divine names...
Where Is the Human Baculum?
Humans are unique among the primates in many characteristics, especially the primary and secondary sexual characters. One of these characteristics is that human males are the only member of the old world simian group (apes and old world monkeys) without...
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