Proto Nordid

Group: Nordid


Ancient East Nordid variety, the eastern counterpart of the Aisto Nordids. Together with early Mediterranids it was widespread in prehistoric Proto-Indo-European populations of the Eurasian steppes (Fatyanovo). Diluted today. Still found sporadically in Russians, Balts, Rhodopians, Kurds, Gilani, Alawis, Samaritans, Druze, some Persians, Kalash, Pamiri, and sometimes even in Uyghurs.

Physical Traits:

Pale to fair skin, straight or wavy, usually blonde, sometimes reddish hair with blue, green, or grey eyes. Tall, mesoskelic, ectomorph to mesomorph. Dolichocephalic, mildly hypsicranic. Face long, nose prominent, long and hyperleptorrhine, sometimes convex. Rather rugged features, a deep mandible and a marked chin.


Eickstedt (1952) and Vondernach's (2008) called similar types Proto Nordid, Wellisch (1937) Altnordid (Old Nordid). Lundman (1943) defined it as Arin Nordid - his eastern East Nordid variety. Coon's (1939) Corded is similar. Iranian Nordoids (Cole, 1965; Eickstedt, 1961; Biasutti, 1967) can be included. Keyser et al. (2009) confirmed a high frequencies of blonde hair and green eyes in early Kurgans.

Similar types:

Aisto Nordid Fenno Nordid
Hallstatt North Pontid
Norid Indo Nordic
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