Hair patterns of the scalp of white and Negro males


  • Presented at the Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Mexico City, Mexico.


Three basic hair patterns of the scalp are recognized. These are totopilose, indentato-pilose, and indentato-circulo-pilose. The indentato-pilose has the highest incidence in both white and Negro males, and the totopilose is over four times more common in the Negroes than in the whites. The indentato-pilose has high correlation with the pecto-sterno-infraclavicular chest hair pattern in both groups.