On page 196 of “Race” by John Baker, we are presented with the following representations of an Eskimo skull versus a Lapp skull:
While I have no reason to suspect that the Eskimo is not typical of his race, I have my doubts about the Lapp. It is difficult for me to imagine what such a person might have looked like, at least as an adult. An 1884 expedition by Prince Roland Bonaparte involved photographing quite a few Lapps. Browsing through the photos, the Lapps do appear to be mixed – to the point where I don’t see how any one of them could be described as “typical Lapp”.
But back to the Eskimo skull, he resembles somebody we all know: Kennewick Man.
I cannot take full credit for this; a poster at Mathilda’s Anthropology blog, who calls himself Salsassin, brought up the similarity though he did not include any illustrations. So all the hoopla over Kennewick Man being European might have been for naught. How could all the scientists who studied Kennewick’s remains have missed this? Either Salsassin and myself are missing something or those scientists are not familiar with Eskimo skulls.