Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Sergi, Giuseppe

Italian anthropologist who viewed anthropology as the holistic study of humans. Sergi was skeptical of anthropometry and utilized drawings and photographs to support his notion that the early races of Europe were displaced by Africans who were the ancestors of Mediterranean and Nordic Europeans. Author of Origine e Diffusione della Stirpe Mediterranea (1895). Sergi founded the first Italian anthropological society and was editor of its first journal. Erected three grades of human evolution: protoanthropic, paleoanthropic, and neanthropic.

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