Oct 11, 2019, 9:32 PM
- degree of neoteny (limited maturity) Paedomorphic vs Peramorphic traits,
- rate and duration of maturity (time in maturity) slow = plasticity
- degree of dimorphism and bias dimorphic bias
Asian: fast maturity, shallow maturity, low dimorphism, -?
West: slow maturity, deep maturity, high dimorphism, F-bias
African: fast maturity, deep maturity, low dimorphism. M-Bias
The San People (africa) have neotenous traits relative to Caucasoids: large brain, light skin pigment, less hairy, round-headed, bulging forehead, small cranial sinuses, flat roof of the nose, small face, small mastoid processes, wide eye separation, median eye fold, short stature and horizontal penis
We need narrow the causes down but the data is pretty consistent and it’s interesting.
paedomorphosis and peramorphosis.
These terms refer to deceleration and acceleration of development, respectively.
Neoteny refers to retention of juvenile features into adulthood, Neoteny falls under paedomorphosis, as physical development of features is slowed. Peramorphic is the opposite such as Large noses and long legs