Wednesday, 29 October 2008

skin color panel

Below is the 36-tone chromatic scale devised by Austrian anthropologist Felix von Luschan to assess the unexposed skin of human populations. It's often referenced by Coon, who loosely correlates it with his own broader adjectives for skin tones: In general, pinkish-white corresponds to #3-9 on the scale; brunet-white to #9-16; light brown to #15-18; medium brown to #21-25; and dark brown to #26-29. The last two are observed only outside of Europe, so even the darkest Europeans fall within the lighter end of the spectrum.

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