The Possible Intrusion of a New Race of Peoples into Germany (8 November, 2013, Kislev 5, 5774)
G.M. Morant, The Races of Central Europe, London, 1939,Â p.124
Â based on craniological studies indicated that the physical type throughout most of Western Europe and Germany had changed in the period under discussion. Craniology examines the shape of the skull. The Cephalic Index in static populations is determined by heredity. It used to be thought that the shape of the head is determined entirely by inheritance. It is now known that in some cases when a family changes location so does the skull shape of newly born infants. Very often however it remains similar to that of the parents. When large populations migrate the skull shape of the majority usually remains the same. What exactly determines change or lack of change in shape is unknown. At all events changes (especially sudden ones) of the skull shape of populations can indicate changes in their origins. The criteria involved are not absolute standards and must be used with reservation. Other factors are also involved.
The quote from Morant below speaks of a change in head shape over most of Germany in ca. 1300 CE. This may have been due to the inlfux of new peoples or to the cumulative effects of Genetic Drift with a former subservient physical type becoming predominant. Or it may be due to environment influence. Archaeologists have found that at about the same time as the phenomena was occurring in Central Europe the same thing happened in North America amongst those Amerindians who were to be found at the same geographical latitude as Central Europe.
Morant (p.12) says that before 500 CE the predominant skull shape in Western Europe was long-headed. Regarding Germany in the years 500 CE to 800 CE changes in skull shape show that two new waves of migrants were entering from the east. These were of 'Alpine' and 'Dinaric' broad headed type. Up unto 1300 CE we find these new types co-existing alongside the former longheaded one. There is no intermediate type. After ca 1300 the longheaded type virtually disappears in most areas. This indicates either that new racial elements had become predominant or an unexplained environmental effect had taken place. Similar changes are claimed (by others) to have taken place in the Rhine Region of Germany after the 1700s CE.
TERRY MARVIN BLODGETT, 'Phonological Similarities In Germanic and Hebrew', Utah, USA, 1981.
Concerning changes in the German Languages found that significant changes (the High German Sound Shift) took place in ca. 1CE and again in ca. 1000 CE.
Blodgett attributes these change to the arrival of non-Germanic peoples whom he considers to have been of Hebrew origin.
He brings numerous examples of words and ways of pronunciation found in German that are a characteristic of Hebrew.
It should be remembered that the Edomites and Canaanite both spoke Hebrew type languages.