Re: Race - why & when
Evan Hodgens (email@example.com)
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 03:08:42 GMT
In article <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com (Herb
> What about the Tasmanians? They lived at a latitude comparable to
> Vladivostok's, and we know they were stuck there for a long time.
Tasmanians, aka Maori, are polynesians and were stuck there for about
500 years, tops.
> }while those peoples who've spent many thousands of years evolving
> }in cold, not-so-sunny ragions, like Scandinavia, would need to
> }have lighter skin to absorb as much sun as possible.
> Many thousands? Scandinavia was iced over until about 9000 years ago, and
> the ancestors of modern Scandinavians arrived there only about 4000-5000
> years ago.
And where do you think they arrived from, Kenya?
There is no such thing as a dumb question, but there IS such a thing as a dumb answer - I've given some.