Group: Alpinid, East Europid , Nordid


Ancient Northern European variety. Named after some of the Neolithic Borreby skulls of Denmark (not all!). Some emphasised resemblance with Cro-Magnons. Similar to Faelid, but shorter-skulled with East Baltid and Alpinid tendencies. Most common in Denmark, South Norway (Jæren), and North Germany (esp. Fehmarn). Extends to the Baltic region, Britain, Italy, and Montenegro.

Physical Traits:

Pale to fair skin, straight or wavy blonde, sometimes red or brown hair, blue or mixed eyes. Tall, meso- macroskelic, mesomorph to endomorph with a heavy bone structure. Mildly brachycephalic, with an extraordinary large head. Leptorrhine, straight, sometimes concave nose. Face roundish and robust, forehead high.


Named and defined by Coon (1939) as a common Upper Paleolithic type, used by Birket-Smith (1940). Schwidetzky (1974) regards it a broader-skulled Faelid. Broader-skulled Dalics were also adressed by Vallois (1943, 1971). Part of Montandon's (1933) Subnordid. Often solely a prehistoric type (Charles, 1960; Saller, 1962) with few recombinations in modern East Baltids (Saller, 1949) or Alpinids (Hooton, 1946). Resembles Cheboksarov's (1961) West Baltic.

Similar types:

Trønder Tavastid
Strandid Dalo Faelid
West Alpinid Norid
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