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Campersangle

Campersangle

Petrus Camper, a Dutch anatomist, wrote a Treatise on the Natural Difference of Features in Persons of Different Countries…[1775]. In it, he propagated the "scientific" idea of the "facial angle," which could apply measurement as an index of racial inequality. In the process, he created a hierarchy that began with lower primates and ended with the human ideal, a European head with a facial angle of 100 degrees from the tip of the nose to the crown of the forehead.

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