Taller Mediterraneans (Atlanto-Mediterraneans) were Neolithic seafarers who sailed in reed-type boats and colonised the Mediterranean basin from a Near Eastern origin.He argued that they also colonised Britain & Ireland where their descendants may be seen today, characterized by dark brown hair, dark eyes and robust features. Du Bois, who used it to attack white supremacist ideas about racial "purity".These differentiations occurred following long-standing claims about the alleged differences between the Nordic and the Mediterranean people.
Ripley noted that although the European Caucasoid populations largely spoke Aryan (Indo-European) languages, the oldest extant language in Europe was Basque.
He also acknowledged the existence of non-European Caucasoids, including various populations that did not speak Aryan languages, such as Hamito-Semitic and Turkish groups.
Distribution of European racial types, from Madison Grant's The Passing of the Great Race (1916).
Under its best form this type is exhibited by many Irishmen, Welshmen and Bretons, by Spaniards, South Italians, Greeks, Armenians, Arabs and high-caste Brahmins...
I am much disposed to think that the Melanochroi are the result of an intermixture between the Xanthochroi and the Australoids.