Presented at the Thirty-eighth Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, Mexico City, Mexico.
Hair patterns of the scalp of white and Negro males†
Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
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American Journal of Physical Anthropology
Volume 33, Issue 1, pages 49–55, July 1970
How to Cite
Setty, L. R. (1970), Hair patterns of the scalp of white and Negro males. Am. J. Phys. Anthropol., 33: 49–55. doi: 10.1002/ajpa.1330330108
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2005
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2005
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.