Facial Averageness and Attractiveness in an Isolated Population of Hunter-Gatherers

  title={Facial Averageness and Attractiveness in an Isolated Population of Hunter-Gatherers},
  author={Coren L. Apicella and Anthony C. Little and Frank W. Marlowe},
  pages={1813 - 1820}
Average faces possess traits that are common to a population. Preferences for averageness have been found in several types of study of both real and computer-manipulated faces. Such preferences have been proposed to be biologically based and thus should be found across human populations, though cross-cultural evidence to date has been limited. In this study we examined preferences for averageness in both the West and in an isolated hunter-gatherer society, the Hadza of Northern Tanzania in… 

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