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 used in tandem with the study of the human being for the classification of ‘race’. Nevertheless, it maintains its relevance today 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.
Particular attention will be dedicated to the candidate’s countenance. This proposed study seeks to record craniofacial features for the purposes of assimilation, and to consider whether there are any similarities between candidates, and external individuals of a certain classification.
Date of field work to be established.