What was the physical appearance of the Elamites?

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Nov 2014
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Bhuloka
Depends on how you define "Dravidians" . Dravidian being a linguistic group encompass all varieties of physical types.Though the austro asiatic element is pretty strong. But according to Tamil and other texts, around the medieval era lots of tribal people were recently brought into proper South Indian society due to decline in populations due to frequent warfare etc. So it would appear the earlier Dravidians were more Caucasoid than they are today.
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So it is likely the historical Dravidian tribes had a Mediterranean appearance.

How frequent is the existence of this type among Telugu populations?
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
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Malaysia
Neither the Elamite region nor the Sumerian region were adjacent to any Mediterranean coastline. So, how could anyone conclude that Elamite or Sumerian peoples - assuming that Dravidian peoples were somehow in some way connected to them - had any so called 'Mediterranean' appearance?
 

Chlodio

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Aug 2016
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Please pay attention to the dates on these threads. We discourage the resurrection of threads that have been dead for more than two years. Anyone who wants to talk about Elamites is free to start a new thread.
 
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