Re: Any Thoughts?

Joseph M. O'Neal (josephon@ADMIN.STEDWARDS.EDU)
Fri, 26 Jul 1996 17:49:51 -0500

Yes, the San have steatopygia, but I think it is just a racial trait without
any known adaptive significance. (The San are one of the few peoples on
earth who probably do consitute a race in the biological sense). Take a
look at any of the books of Richard Lee, especially Men, Women, and Work in
a Foraging Society, in which he discusses San anatomy and physiology, thanks
to medical researchers on the Harvard San Project.

Joseph M. O'Neal
St. Edward's University
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