Short-headed group with roundish features, often brown-haired with fair to light-brown skin. Body tends to be thickset, height modest. Cheekbones weak, nose short and small, sometimes concave, chin small and round. Common in mountain regions of Central Europe and West Asia. Developed during the Upper Paleolithic, could be connected to Ofnet types. Some of the Alpinid varieties probably developed independently through a process of convergent evolution. The low-skulled West Alpinids are regarded as the most typical representatives. In West Asia, high-skulled East Alpinids are common, in the Maghreb, African Alpinoids exist as a minority type. In Poland, the special East Alpinid variety "Gorid" can be found with a position closer to East Europid. A Strandid variety exists in Scandinavia. European colonists spread Alpinids all over the world (e.g. America).


Alpinid (Eickstedt, 1952; Vogel, 1974; Knussmann, 1996), Alpin (Lundman, 1988), Alpine (Hooton, 1946; Coon et al., 1950; Cole, 1965; Vallois, 1968; Debets, 1974), Homo alpinus (Lapouge, 1899), Western European (Deniker, 1900), Alpina (Biasutti, 1967), Keltoid (Broca, 1868).

Similar types:

Nordid Lappid
Dinarid East Europid
Mediterranid Armenoid
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