Re: Origins of "Caucasian" Category

Ray Sullivan (ay773@FreeNet.Carleton.CA)
Tue, 24 Jan 1995 20:45:11 GMT

In a previous posting, JAMES BENTHALL ( writes:
> Thanks, but Gould doesn't mention the derivation of the word "caucasian"
> other than that Blumenbach coined it. Specifically, he doesn't mention the
> skull story that I heard. The UH library doesn't have the book he mentions
> either.
My understanding is that it refers to the "Caucasus" mountains which
separate Europe and Asia.

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