Re: Hominid Altitudinal-Latitudinal Adaptations

Holly Reeser (
Sat, 02 Nov 1996 08:01:08 -0500

YOur underlying assumption seems to be that early hominid skin was the
same texture, thickness and sensitivity as ours...this would hardly be
the case I would presume. I would have to speculate that oour soft,
sensitive skin is a result of clothing and indoor living, have you ever
seen the skin on an aborigine, or even thicker , the soles of their
feet? Also dark skin is ample protection from is doubtful that
any hominid migrating from AFrica was anylighter than the average Africa
of non-mixed descent.