Re: Race - why & when

Evan Hodgens (
Thu, 9 Mar 1995 03:08:42 GMT

In article <3j3d05$>, (Herb
Huston) wrote:

> 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.