Re: DISCOVER/Neanderthal/Homo Sap.

Bearcat (
Wed, 13 Sep 1995 20:06:25 GMT

Harry Erwin ( wrote:

[was early H.s.s. darkskinned]
: Very likely they were. See the published material on the Nariokotome
: skeleton. If the Turkana Boy seems to show similar skeletal adaptations to
: the East African savannah to those seen in modern peoples of the same
: area, his skin color is likely to have been also very similar. That's why
: the tropical skeletal proportions of Cro Magnon man also seems to be
: saying something about skin pigment. Skin color is very sensitive to the
: amount of sunlight. It appears to go from very light to quite dark in no
: more than 3000-4000 years, given the evidence from India.


Is the reverse true as well? Do we go from dark to light in a similar
time-frame, and if so, why?

- Bearcat