ANTHROPOLOGICAL SURVEY ON KERGES NATIONALITY IN TEKES COUNYT, XINGJIANG UIGHUR AUTONOMOUS REGION
Shao Xinzhou Chui Jin Zhu Xinan Yang Zhengjiang (Department of Systematic Anatomy, Xingjiang Medical College) Wu Guimin Zhao Jianxin Ma Degui Wang Xuexing (Department of Systematic Anatomy, Yining Hygienic Secondary School) Asihaty (Prevention Station of Tekes County)
A somatological survey on 110 males and 105 females of Kerges nationality living in Tekes county, Xingjiang Uighur Autonomous Region was carried out in October, 1983. The results of the survey can be summarized breifly as follows: 1. The physical characters of Kerges nationality: The index of head belongs to brachycephaly, hypsicephaly and tapeinocephaly. Double eye-lids are observed in high percentage. Breadth of eye aperture and Mongolian fold belong to middle type. The nasal index belongs ro Leptorrhine. Nasion is high in position. The morphological facial index belongs to euryprosopy. The upper red lip is thin. The mean values of the statures in males and females are 1683.12mm and 1557.76mm, re-spectively. 2. Kerges nationality is most closely related to Xibo nationality living in Xingjiang Ui-ghur Autonomous Region, Dawuer living in Heilongjiang province, Han and Mongol living in North China, while it is remotely related to Li and Miao nationalities. 3. Kerges nationality has significant features of Eastern Asian type of the Mongoloids.