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          Also inhabiting parts of North America in the Bronze Age were pygmy types, some having a brain capacity equal to that of a 7-year -old child (950 cc), although their teeth pointed to middle-aged individuals.  These pygmy types had round (brachycephalic) heads, with very conspicuous large projecting jaws (prognathous).  These traits link them with the pygmies of Malaya and the Philippines, who are believed to have originated in southern Mongolia.  These types, though still living in east Tennessee as late as the first millennium BC, range back in time to at least 40,000 years BP, as shown by carbon-dating (Fell 1982)..