Round-headed, often dark-haired group, that is common in the native populations of North Scandinavia. Shows several adaptions to cold climate like short stature and short limbs with stocky bodies. Hair is often brown, eyes are sporadically slanted, noses are short, chin small and pointed. Cheekbones broad and body hair weak. Probably developed in Northeastern Europe during the Neolithic and reached its modern form through selection under strong environmental stimuli. Found in its highest frequency in Lapland. Can be divided into a western, low-skulled Scando Lappid, and an eastern, high-skulled, weakly Mongoloid North Lappid variety. Rare today and often mixed with Nordids or East Europids. More widespread in historic times: around 1700 still common in the proximity of Oslo and St. Petersburg.


Lappid (Eickstedt, 1952; Lundman, 1967; Vogel, 1974; Knussmann, 1996), Lappska (Lundman, 1988), Laponoid (Debets, 1974; Alexeev, 1979), Lappone (Biasutti, 1967), Lapp(s) (Coon et al., 1950; Cole, 1965), Laponienne (Montandon, 1933), Lappon (Lapon, 1889), Homo s. lappo (Erxleben, 1777)

Similar types:

Alpinid Sibirid
East Europid
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