THE MINOAN MICROCEPHALIC
|The skull of a Minoan microcephalic was
found in the excavations of Zakros, preserved and studied by Dr A.
Poulianos. It belonged to a man of 20 years of age, who most probably was
member of the Minoan dynasty. Its cranial capacity is of about 530 cc and
reflects a genetic diversion connected to long terms isolation and
endogamy of Minoans. Thus neither Cretans, nor members of the Minoan
dynasty were immigrants from elsewhere, but a result of local evolution.
During the military junta, in 1971, it was given to Vienna Museum for
"study". It returned to Greece in 1997 after a juridical
straggle of the Anthropological Association of Greece. For the benefit of
science we urgently appeal to the world scientific community to assist us
in protecting the Greek findings from colonial attitudes.
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