International Journal of Anthropology

, Volume 1, Issue 1, pp 75–79 | Cite as

Dermatoglyphics in the Bushmen

  • D. F. Roberts
  • T. A. Hreczko


Analysis of the dermatoglyphics of a sample of Kung Bushmen living in the Kalahari of north-east Namibia is presented, and the results are compared with those of other Bushmen studies. A high frequency of arches, a low ridge count, and high frequencies of pattern reduction forms, appear characteristic.

Key words

Dermatoglyphics Bushmen 


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© Editrice II Sedicesimo 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • D. F. Roberts
    • 1
  • T. A. Hreczko
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Newcastle upon TyneUK

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