Re: Races of Man (was Re: Tolkien and the ruin of Fantasy)

Danny (
2 Nov 1996 23:46:13 +1100

Douglas Tricarico <> wrote:
>Okay, I went and looked this info up, since it was bothering me.
>There are nine historic races of man, give or take a few (the experts
>seem to be "discussing" it).

Just remember that these races do NOT correspond to genetic boundaries
of any significance. They are based on a few salient physical
characteristics. Around 90% of human genetic diversity is
intra-*communal*, and most of the rest is intra-regional.