Bertil Lundman

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Bertil J. Lundman (28 September 1899, Malmö – 5 November 1993) was a Swedish anthropologist. He is best known for having created a racial classification system of Europeans in his book The Races and Peoples of Europe (1977).

Personal life[edit]

Lundman was born in Malmö to Fredrik and Elin Lundman. His father was a courier and his work required the family to move frequently. Young Bertil began his interest in organisms first with plants and general nature, his interest remained even after he finished secondary education.[citation needed] Bertil Lundman's interest in life led him to extensively study biology and geography, he also studied theology as well in hopes of becoming a priest.[citation needed]


  • Västmanlandstyper, Julläsning, Västmanlands läns tidning (1931)
  • Folktypsundersökningar i Dalarna I-IX, Dalarnas hembygsbok (1932–38, 1940, 1946)
  • Nordens rastyper, (1940)
  • Jordens människoraser och folkstammar, (1943–44)
  • Dalaallmogens antropologi (Doctoral dissertation), (1945)
  • On the Origin of the Lapps, Ethnos (1946)
  • Nutidens människoraser (1946)
  • Nyare rasforskningar i Finland (1946)
  • Raser och folkstockar i Baltoskandia (1946)
  • Ergebnisse der anthropologischen Lappenforchung, Anthropos (1952)
  • Umriss der Rassenkunde des Menschen in geschichtlicher Zeit (1952)
  • Stammeskunde der Völker (1961)
  • Le Razze e i Popoli della Terra by Renato Biasutti reviewed in Mankind Quarterly July 1963, pp. 60-62
  • Blutgruppenforschung und geograpische Anthropologie (1967)
  • Jordens folkstammar (1969)
  • Jordens människoraser eller människans geografiska variation genom klimatanpassningar och folkvandringar (1969)
  • Kortfattad etnogeografi (1970)
  • The Races and Peoples of Europe (translation) (1977)
  • Minnen (Memoirs) (1987)

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