Re: Hominid Altitudinal-Latitudinal Adaptations

Anton Uriarte (
2 Nov 1996 08:42:17 -0800

In article <>, Holly says...
> 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.

I think that Africans who migrated to Europe needed to have a lighter skin
to absorb more efficiently the uv radiation. If not I think rickets would
have been a significant problem for their environmental adaptation.

Anton Uriarte
Department of Geography, Prehistory and Arqueology
University of the Basque Country