The designation Sub-Nordic, or more precisely Subnordique, was used by Montandon to designate a central European Nordid altered by Alpinid admixture. The name has also been applied to an eastern European blended type (Deniker).
Iron Age Nordid and Alpinid intermediate (either one predominant); in northern regions (the Be-Ne-Lux in particular) it often subsumes an unreduced Upper Palaeolithic Borreby strain.
The type is variable, and less stabilized than adjacent blends, e.g. Nordid. Consequently, the Sub-Nordid type or gradient occupies various intermediate anthropometric and morphological positions between Nordid and Alpinid.
Examples from The Races of Europe (Carleton S. Coon 1939):
Calista Flockhart Brigitte Bardot Christopher Lambert Julie Delpy
(USA) (France) (French parents) (France)
Sub-Nordid types are found in great concentrations in Austria, Switzerland, France and adjacent territories – essentially anywhere where Nordid and Alpinid elements are both salient in the population.
– Galatian type (a special French variety)
Related or similar types:
– Keltic Nordid
– Walloons type