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Table 1

Fitzpatrick Type and von Luschan Scale

Fitzpatrick TypeVon Luschan ScaleAlso Called
0-6 Very light or white, “Celtic” type 
II 7-13 Light or light-skinned European 
III 14-20 Light intermediate, or dark-skinned European 
IV 21-27 Dark intermediate or “olive skin” 
28-34 Dark or “brown” type 
VI 35-36 Very dark or “black” type 
Fitzpatrick TypeVon Luschan ScaleAlso Called
0-6 Very light or white, “Celtic” type 
II 7-13 Light or light-skinned European 
III 14-20 Light intermediate, or dark-skinned European 
IV 21-27 Dark intermediate or “olive skin” 
28-34 Dark or “brown” type 
VI 35-36 Very dark or “black” type 

Source: Nina G. Jablonski, “Skin Coloration” in Human Evolutionary Biology, ed. Michael P. Muehlenbein (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010), 177.

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