Re: DISCOVER/Neanderthal/Homo Sap.
A scientist (firstname.lastname@example.org)
28 Sep 1995 12:01:55 GMT
In article <email@example.com> firstname.lastname@example.org (Harry Erwin) writes:
>In article <email@example.com>,
>firstname.lastname@example.org (H. M. Hubey) wrote:
>> Why haven't the South American Indians become even darker;
>> they've certainly been around in that environment a lot longer
>> than the Indo-Europeans in India.
>A good issue. I'll defer to the physical anthropologists on this, but I
>think you will find that they are about as dark, implying the selective
>process has stabilized.
An explanation I heard was that they lived in dense jungles where the
sunlight rarely penetrated. Could be they had very limited variation
to start with, of course.
Jim the Scientist