re:the origin of races, carleton coon

DrGiuseppe (
8 Feb 1995 21:38:15 -0500

I wonder if anyone could help me with some contemporary references to
problems posed by Coon in his book The Origin of Races. I came across this
book after reading The Neandertals by Trinkaus and Shipman. I was
impressed with his observation of deep differences between various
"races". I realize that this subject was very controversial when the book
was published in the 60's and is no doubt even more so now. I would love
to know what people in this field think today about Coon's theories and if
anyone is studing these questions.