The Nordish Gallery is a revision
of the earlier "Race Gallery". We have attempted to outline the principal physical types of northern Europe (the Nordish group),
their origins, physical attributes, and geographical distribution.
The types we have attempted to describe indicate fundamental population
elements, described as if in vitro, and it should be noted that types
themselves ("in vivo") do not constitute "pure populations". Typical features are
recapitulated to varying degrees in individuals, in accordance with the presence
of other population elements.
The SNPA's system of classification
is essentially an adaption of (as well as a departure from) the early typology of Carleton Coon,
as outlined in his The
Races of Europe (1939), and may in this regard diverge from
certain other contemporary systems. As of today, no single unified system of classification
is recognized, partly as a result of the continuing ostracism of racial
anthropological research from the realm of scientific endeavors. Please enjoy
our attempt at an outline.