The concept of identity and origins will be explored not solely through the writings of antiquity and the observation of sociocultural anthropology as tradition dictates, but through the reflections of anatomical, physical characteristics, employing the use of Anthropometry.
Anthropometry, a discipline of Biological Anthropology, was, during the nineteenth and much of the twentieth century, principally concerned with the study of the human being for the classification of ‘race’. The continuance of the Imperialist age birthed its reputation as a method of oppression and advocate of elitism, with connotations of Nazi Germany blemishing its standing. Nevertheless, it maintains its relevance, and is particularly pertinent in ergonomics; the discourse between the human condition and design. An important science, it is unsurprisingly engaged with by medical professionals, implemented in studies concerning increase in disease and illness where growth, and therefore measurement, is a protruding factor.
This study seeks not to racially classify its subjects, but to record their physical features for the objective of assimilation. Incorporating the entirety of the homo sapien‘s corporeal composition, particular attention will be dedicated to one’s countenance.
Date of Field Work: To be confirmed.