Technical note: comparing von Luschan skin color tiles and modern spectrophotometry for measuring human skin pigmentation.

@article{Swiatoniowski2013TechnicalNC,
  title={Technical note: comparing von Luschan skin color tiles and modern spectrophotometry for measuring human skin pigmentation.},
  author={Anna K Swiatoniowski and Ellen E Quillen and Mark D. Shriver and Nina G Jablonski},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  year={2013},
  volume={151 2},
  pages={325-30}
}
Prior to the introduction of reflectance spectrophotometry into anthropological field research during the 1950s, human skin color was most commonly classified by visual skin color matching using the von Luschan tiles, a set of 36 standardized, opaque glass tiles arranged in a chromatic scale. Our goal was to establish a conversion formula between the tile… CONTINUE READING