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Old October 23rd, 2012, 03:44 PM   #1
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Mongoloid civilization:Shang dynasty facial reconstruction


These are mongoloid people from the Shang dynasty who are linguistically related to Sino-Tibetan people.

https://ccrma.stanford.edu/CCRMA/Cou...20a/flutes.pdf

" A careful study of the bones of 400 individuals removed from more than 300 graves indicates that the Jiahu ethnic group may be identified with the North Asian Mongolian group, and also with the Xiawanggang and Miaodigou groups in Henan Province and the Dawenkou, Yedian and Xixiahou groups that were later found in Shandong Province. The range of male heights was from 170 to 180 cm. In the late Palaeolithic Zhoukoudian Cave,`unspecialized' Mongoloids were described6. By the Yangshao period (3000 BC± 5000 BC)7, the skull measurements are `physically Chinese' and `modern'6. The physical similarity of the Jiahu people to the later Dawenkou (2600 BC±4300 BC) indicates that the Dawenkou might have descended from the Jiahu, following a slow migration along the middle and lower reaches of the Huai river and the Hanshui valley. "

China 23: The Shang, Invaders or Indigenous


Racial & Cultural continuity, from Yangshao to the Shang.

" Racially the Shang were Mongoloids, like the preceding Yangshao and Longshan cultures. The Shang bones are indistinguishable from the Longshan. The Shang were not invaders from the Middle East. In addition to racial similarities, the Shang also shared cultural similarities with the Yangshao and Longshan cultures. "



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"The Shang described their skin color as olive to dark" ( Black in this context means very dark)

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Interestingly, many of the Shang Chinese show some frequencies of mongoloid double eyelid shape or slanted large mongoloid eye shape.

Chinese like these are closer to the ancient Shang dynasty Chinese, who had an mongoloid appearance with larger eyes.

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Another good example of what ancient Shang Chinese looked like.

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I saw a Discovery channel program on the Shang once. It said that the Shang were very brutal and used to drink the blood of their enemies - is this correct or just a myth?
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Another good example of what ancient Shang Chinese looked like.

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Well, I think this man appears like a korean as I have seen many korean tv serials and such men are common.

anyway, it is great to know about looks of ancient people.

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Well, I think this man appears like a korean as I have seen many korean tv serials and such men are common.

anyway, it is great to know about looks of ancient people.

thank you.
That's Tony Leung, a Hong Kong actor.
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That's Tony Leung, a Hong Kong actor.
I admit that I know next to nothing about east asian actors but I have seen quite such men in Korean serials.

I do not recall names as I have never cared to look modern day tv serials with care nor are they my favourite.

But, I do think when it comes to historical tv serials, no one can beat ( personal opinion only) KBS which has produced serials like Emperor of the Sea and Sejong the Great not to mention other serials.

their historical worth may not be much but are excellent in dialogue delivery and actions.
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