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    Can't find what they look like.

    Discussion in 'Research' started by BFGuru, Aug 21, 2011.

    I keep looking for descriptions of what the Basque people look like. (Euskarre, I believe is what they are called? I'd have to double check my notes). All I am finding are reports that talk about genomes and DNA counts. This does not help me come up with a realistic description of what a man or woman in this region would look like. Maybe I'm google searching wrong. I need to define middle ages people, that would live in that region. My local library is not helpful, so I'm stuck with internet searches and ordering texts online if I need them. If someone can point me in the right direction, that would be great. However, I don't really need to know that they are predominantly Rh negative. It's just not critical to character development of a 1300's person.
     
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    Google basque people appearance and select the Wiki page.
    Look to your right.
     
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    You aren't going to believe this, but in all my google searches Wiki never came up. I feel foolish now. I didn't think about it since I gathered a lot of resources from Wiki (i.e. used the links in the references) and figured I probably exhausted my Wiki capabilities anyway.

    They look rather diversified...which works for me. From creamy skin to olive tones.

    Thanks!
     
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    I can't really distinguish a basque from an average spaniard, to say, a catalan, usually they are short and lean mediterranean people.
     
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    That's what I was thinking, but I did see some more paler looking individuals on that link as well, and I'm thinking the northern Basques may have a little more of the pale DNA running through them...though how much at this era I don't know...

    And describing mediterranean skin...hmmm...olive? Seems overdone.
     
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    you'd do better going to 'google images' and seeing them for yourself!
     
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    It depends by the period of the year the pics are taken, in Spain the sun is strong, they get tanned very easily and they get dark but in truth most spaniards are as pale as germans, or english to say, they invented the myth of the blue blood after all.
     
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    I'm seeing that. I can go back to my original description yay!
     

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