Group: Eskimid, Sibirid


Far Eastern Sibirid variety, influenced by Eskimid, adapted to one of the coldest inhabitable places on Earth: the Arctic tundra of Chukotka and Kamchatka. In its purest form in Koryak and Reindeer Chukchis. Has an Itelmen subvariety that is heavily mixed with Russian blood today. Sometimes in coastal Chukchis, Evens, Yukaghirs, Aleutians, and Native Americans of the Northern Pacific coast, e.g. Haida.

Physical Traits:

Light yellowish/reddish-brown skin with straight or wavy black, sometimes lighter hair. (Rather) short, endomorph, muscular, strongly macroskelic with short limbs. Mesocephalic, occasionally brachycephalic, chamae- orthocranic. Mildly leptorrhine, relatively high rooted, sometimes convex nose (especially in men). Face is short, rather narrow and high with robust features and a massive jaw. Body hair scant, eyes slanting sometimes with epicanthus.


The name was coined by Lundman (1967) who regarded it a Beringid subtype together with Eskimid. Debets (1951,1974) and Levin (1963) called it Kamchatka type, others named it East Sibirid (Eickstedt, 1952; Knussmann, 1996). Biasutti (1967) regarded it the Camciadala variety of Paleo Sibirid. Detailed study by Jochelson-Brodsky (1906).

Similar types:

Baykal Bering Sea
Katanga Inuid
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