Discriminant function analysis of dermatoglyphic variables for seven regions in Wales, North and Central England has disclosed geographical affinities between adjacent populations. The results are consistent for two distinct variable sets and for the sexes, whereas univariate comparisons failed to reveal much in the way of differences or geographical trends. The significance of these observations is discussed in relationship to greater variation which has been identified at more local scales in the British Isles.
Dennis, R L.H; Sunderland, E; Williams, W R.; and Woolley, V
"Geographical Affinities among Human Populations from Wales and from Regions in North and Central England on the Basis of Epidermal Ridge Markers. A Discriminant Function Approach,"
2, Article 19.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.wayne.edu/humbiol/vol54/iss2/19