chapter  18
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Discriminant Function Analysis: Classifying Tibetan Skulls

It was postulated that Tibetans from Kharis might be survivors of a particular fundamental human type, unrelated to the Mongolian and Indian types that surrounded them.

A number of measurements were made on each skull, and Table 18.1 shows 5 of these for some of the 32 skulls collected by Colonel Waddell. (The data are given in Table 144 of SDS.) Of interest here is whether the two types of skulls can be accurately classified from the five measurements recorded, and which of these five measurements are the most informative in this classification exercise.