brachycephalic :

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  • n  an adult with a short broad head
  • a  having a short broad head with a cephalic index of over 80

  • Many a scientist promptly divided Europeans into: 1) the "superior" dolicho cephalic northern and Mediterranean races, and 2) the "inferior" brachycephalic or mesocephalic .
  • The brachycephalic include Borreby and Alpine types, relatively little changed since the Stone Age, and Binaries, a Mediterranean importation of narrow-nosed roundheads.
  • Some archeologists believe the tall, husky, brachycephalic (roundheaded) Beaker people came into Europe from the steppes of southern Russia, where burials resembling the Beaker .

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