Data from: Do prevailing environmental factors influence human preferences for facial morphology?

Barnaby J.W. Dixson, Anthony C. Little, Henry G.W. Dixson & Robert C. Brooks
Prevailing environmental factors influence preferences for attractive traits across many species. In humans, debate surrounds the role of environmental pathogens and economic development in determining facial attractiveness. We tested whether women and men’s preferences for facial dimorphism, symmetry, skin tone, and adiposity differ among Melanesian participants from 3 islands (Espiritu Santo, Efate, and Tanna) in Vanuatu in the South West Pacific. These islands vary in their historical malarial pathogens respectively from pronounced to almost absent...
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