Re: DISCOVER/Neanderthal/Homo Sap.

16 Sep 1995 02:35:07 GMT

Philip Reno ( sez:

`Is there any studies on the difference in skin pigmentation on
`American Indians living in temporate and tropical regions. Those
`populations in the tropic don't seem to have re-evolved dark skin in
`the last few thousand years.

I can't say about studies, but anecdotally, the pigmentation of
native americans in Canada can be quite pale. It's hard to
know what degree interbreeding has affected this, but in
the northwest, where interbreeding has only been possible
for about 130 years, there are nevertheless few natives
with markedly dark skin. they tan quite darkly in summer,
but in the spring they are only slightly darker than the

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