Description

Mongoloid 634P Male Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Mongoloid 634P Male Skull is made in the USA. Polyurethane cast from a private collection. 2-part skull (separate cranium and jaw). Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull or office decor skull.

The skull exhibits a medium-sized trepanation hole in the center of the frontal bone, anterior to the coronal suture. This hole measures 18.21.21 mm X 25.08 mm at the outer margins. Signs of healing are apparent around the edges and a bony flange links the center piece to the rim of the scar.

Mongoloid is an outdated historical grouping of various people indigenous to East Asia, Central Asia, Southeast Asia, North Asia, Polynesia, and the Americas.

The concept of dividing humankind into three races called Caucasoid, Mongoloid, and Negroid was introduced in the 1780s by members of the Göttingen School of History and further developed by Western scholars in the context of “racist ideologies” during the age of colonialism. With the rise of modern genetics, the concept of distinct human races in a biological sense has become obsolete.

In 2019, the American Association of Physical Anthropologists stated: “The belief in ‘races’ as natural aspects of human biology, and the structures of inequality (racism) that emerge from such beliefs, are among the most damaging elements in the human experience both today and in the past.”

The term Mongoloid has had a second usage referencing Down syndrome, now generally regarded as highly offensive. Those affected were often referred to as “Mongoloids” or in terms of “Mongolian idiocy” or “Mongolian imbecility”.

Discussions on race among Western scholars during the 19th century took place against the background of the debate between monogenists and polygenists, the former arguing for a single origin of all mankind, the latter holding that each human race had a specific origin.

Monogenists based their arguments either on a literal interpretation of the biblical story of Adam and Eve or on secular research. Since polygenism stressed the perceived differences, it was popular among white supremacists, especially slaveholders in the US.

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Weight 12 lbs