Wikipedia: Ancient Egyptian race controversy

eu.ixquick-proxy.com_2016-07-06_11-22-26.jpgAncient Egyptian race controversy – The question of the race of ancient Egyptians was raised historically as a product of the scientific racism of the 18th and 19th centuries, and was linked to models of racial hierarchy primarily based on craniometry, anthropometry and genetics. A variety of views circulated about the racial identity of the Egyptians and the source of their culture.[1] These were typically identified in terms of a distinction between the Caucasoid and Negroid racial categories. Some scholars argued that ancient Egyptian culture was influenced by other Afro-Asiatic-speaking populations in Northeast Africa or the Middle East, while others pointed to influences from various Nubian groups or populations in Europe. Since the second half of the 20th century, many anthropologists have rejected the notion of race as having any validity in the study of human biology.[2][3] Typological and hierarchical models of race have increasingly been rejected by scientists in favour of models of societal development based on geographical origin. However, the question of the phenotypical characteristics (skin color, facial features, hair texture) and genetic affiliations of the ancient Egyptians remains a point of study and debate.[4]

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  1. Why must race become an issue all the time? Why cannot we accept ancient peoples for what they were? Too often this search then leads to research on Ancestral remains to justify the white supremacy and their view of the world

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