Native American group, native to the semi-deserts and dry forests from California to Mexico. Relatively ancient. Arrived with one of the first migrations to America during the Paleolithic. Margid skulls are often long and small, supraorbital arches significant, low and broad-faced, eye folds rare, relatively wide, low-rooted nose, chin weak, hair straight, skin reddish medium to dark brown. The most populous and typical Margids are the short and stocky Mexicids. The Sonorids are taller and more elongated, often even darker, they show a strong adaption to arid climate. In contrast to those two high-skulled varieties, the almost-extinct Californid is low-skulled, even shorter, and very robust. Silvid, Centralid, and later European colonisations dramatically reduced Margid numbers, but as an admixed element Mexicids play an important role in the modern Mexican population.


Margid (Eickstedt, 1937. 1952; Canals-Frau, 1950; Lundman, 1943; Vogel, 1974; Knussmann, 1996), Californian (Debets, 1974), Sonorid (Imbelloni, 1958; Biasutti, 1967), Californid (Canals-Frau, 1950).

Similar types:

Ainuid Silvid
Andid Lagid
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