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When the skulls are comstature, pared with each other, whilst they correspond particulars, they differ in some in In both races, the others. general form and proportions are dolichocephalic, but in the Australians the crania are absolutely longer than in the Dravidians, owing in part to the prominence of the glabella. table is The is heavier, much more receding and the outer eminence is ; steeper. " Of twelve Dravidian skulls XXXVI INTRODUCTION. measured by William Turner, Sir in seven the jaw was orthognathous, in four, in the lower term of the mesognathous series; one specimen only was prognathic.

74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 pass on to the consideration of the type of cranium I among various Brahman In the following tables, classes. measurement of representatives of Tulu, Canarese, Marathi, Tamil and Malayalam Brahmans the results of are recorded : J3 -a in p Language. Class. Cephalic Index. 6 V to d Number of times index a a was 80 and 1 '3 S over. Shivalli Tulu 30 80-4 96-4 69-4 17 Mandya Canarese 50 80 -2 88-2 69-8 31 Do. 19 60 78-4 89-5 69-8 Smarta (Desastha). Marathi * 43 76-9 87-1 71 Tamil (Madras Tamil 40 76-5 84- 69 Karnataka city).

Avec une assez grande certitude, je crois pouvoir affirmer, apres de nombreuses mesures systematiques, que le negre primitif de l'lnde etait un indice voisin de 75 ou sousdolichocephale avec Sa 76. taille, plus difficile a preciser, car les conditions de vie modifient ce caractere, devait etre petite, plus haute pourtant que celle des Andamanais. attribuer, la Quant au discussion des nom faits qu'il convient de lui sociaux et linguistiques sur lesquels est fondee la notion de dravidien permet d'etablir que ce negre etait anterieur aux dravidiens ; INTRODUCTION.

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