Previously, the patterns of the facets of superior articular surface have been investigated in many populations such as Europeans (Bunning & Barnett, 1963, 1965), Veddahs
(Bunning & Barnett, 1963, 1965), Nigerians (Bunning & Barnett, 1963, 1965), Indians (Padmanabhan, 1986; Gupta et al., 1977; Bunning & Barnett, 1963, 1965), Egyptians (el-Eishi, 1974), Spanish (Forriol Campos & Gomez Pellico, 1989), Turkish (Uygur et al.), and South and North-East Indians (Sharada et al., 2012; Anjaneyulu et al., 2014).
Other minorities include Muslims (both Moors and Malays), at about 7% of the population; Burghers, who are descendants of European colonists, principally from the Netherlands and the United Kingdom (U.K.); and aboriginal Veddahs
. Most Sinhalese are Buddhist; most Tamils are Hindu.
Using few words, little evidence, and no examples, Barnes (1896-97/ 1903b) effectively dismisses the cultures of the Australian Bushmen, the Veddahs
of India, Sandwich Islanders, several American Indian tribes, the Eskimo, and the ancient Mexicans as she ranks them.