How “Caucasoids” Got Such Big Crania and Why They Shrank

@article{Lieberman2001HowG,
  title={How “Caucasoids” Got Such Big Crania and Why They Shrank},
  author={L. Lieberman},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2001},
  volume={42},
  pages={69 - 95}
}
In the 19th century measurements of cranial capacity by Morton and others supported a Caucasoid > Mongoloid > Negroid hierarchy of intelligence. This continued through most of the 20th century but was challenged by a nonhierarchical view originating with Boas. Beginning in the 1980s Rushton correlated cranial and IQ measurements and presented a hierarchy with Mongoloids at the top. Each of these periods relates to its social context: the 19thcentury hierarchy paralleled the height of European… Expand

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