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Arabs of Central Iraq: Their History, Ethnology, and by Henry FIELD

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Long, /125 mh /,25 ~ /135 / 135 + 19 11 Totals Tota,s 11 6 13 5 6 + 7 26 1 1 8 38 Chart XXVIII shows how very different is the distribution of the face measurements in the first group of Kish Arabs (Nos. 1-50). There is a very much greater variety in the combinations of length and width than in the Beduins. There is not a single long, narrow face among the Beduins; in this group there are five individuals with such a face. In seventeen individuals the length of the face is 115-125 and the width is less than 125 (see Chart XXVIII).

In the averages the individual types are obliterated. We can elicit the occurrence of various types only by a process of graphic analysis such as I have been employing in connection with other features. We shall find that each group of Arabs has its prevalent types; the either occurrence of group types is evidence, I think, of local evolution. As the Beduins promise to provide us with the most characteristic Arab face form, let us study this group first. In Chart XXII each has been plotted according to the upper length and total length of face.

Width and relationship to total head width are features which will prove of service in identifying racial relationships. I will confine myself to the comparison of our Arab measurement to two Indian peoples noted already of forehead its — the discussion of length and breadth of head (see Charts V, VI) the Chatri caste (Dravidian) of the United Provinces and the Pathan caste of the Punjab. in CHATRI CASTE (DRAVIDIAN, 50) Minimal Frontal Width Greatest head width /120-/130 /130-/140 /140-/150 "Z 100 ' n ^™ /120 + 2 8 2 /150+ Totals /10 °-/ 110 18 17 2 1 12 36 2 50 ARABS OF CENTRAL IRAQ 42 How different is the width of forehead in a Dravidian people as compared seen from the table given above.

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