On the importance of the Estonian constitutional typing system for sports anthropology

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Christoph Raschka

Abstract

In sports anthropology, two main international schools of constitutional typing are used: on the one hand the Anglo-American tradition of somato typing, but in the German-speaking world, on the other hand, the checkerboardtype constitution type system (Conrad) has dominated. A unique innovative approach to determining the individual constitutional type was achieved by Helje Kaarma: the Estonian constitutional typing system, con sisting of the 5 height-weight class system (small, medium, large, pyknomorphic and leptomorphic). In a series of follow-up studies, Kaarma and her daughter R. Stamm succeeded in establishing this system in sports anthropology. Furthermore, Papers on Anthropology is an important scientific platform for international sports anthropological research.

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Raschka, C. (2018). On the importance of the Estonian constitutional typing system for sports anthropology. Papers on Anthropology, 27(2), 9-15. https://doi.org/10.12697/poa.2018.27.2.01
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Christoph Raschka, Institute of Sports Science, Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg

Prof. Dr.med. Dr.rer.nat. Dr.Sportwiss. Christoph Raschka
Institute of Sports Sciences, Julius-Maximilians-University, Germany
Judenbühlweg 11
D-97082 Würzburg