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The Bedouins of Southern Sinai: Ethnographic and Anthropological Data

Type of publication: Research Article

About author(s)

N.I. Khaldeeva | nathal40@mail.ru

N.V. Kharlamova | natasha_kharlamova@iea.ras.ru

E. Kobyliansky | anatom14@post.tau.ac.il


physical anthropology, ethnography, odontology, Bedouin, Southern Sinai, southern Europeoids, southern gracile type, eastern component, equatorial influence, isolate


The article contains a brief survey of historical-ethnographic and genetic-demographic data on the Bedouins of Southern Sinai. An analysis of the dental non-metric traits of the mentioned tribes is given. Using the methods of averaged taxonomic distance and multidimensional scaling the data are compared with those obtained from the study of various groups of southern Europeoids, as well as with those related to the eastern odontological stem and groups of mixed Europeoid-Mongoloid origins. Dental variants of Bedouin tribes of South Sinai are based on southern gracile dental type with combination of morphological gracility and eastern along with traces of equatorial (African) dental components.

Funding Information

This research was supported by the following institutions and grants:
Russian Foundation for Humanities, grant 12-01-00063а


Khaldeeva, N.I., Zubov, A.A., Kharlamova, N.V., Kobyliansky, E. 2014. The Bedouins of Southern Sinai: Ethnographic and Anthropological Data. Etnograficheskoe obozrenie 6: 125-141

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