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Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:49 PM

Cheddar Man shows white skin could be a recent phenomenon

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Reply Cheddar Man shows white skin could be a recent phenomenon (Original post)
yuiyoshida Feb 9 OP
dchill Feb 9 #1
bucolic_frolic Feb 9 #2
dchill Feb 9 #3
brush Feb 9 #7
Marcuse Feb 9 #4
DBoon Feb 9 #5
Marcuse Feb 9 #9
DBoon Feb 10 #10
milestogo Feb 9 #6
Honeycombe8 Feb 9 #8
Blue Owl Feb 10 #11

Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:55 PM

1. If I didn't already know about Cheddar Man...

I would have thought you were posting about someone else...

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 06:59 PM

2. lol that's subtle!

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:01 PM

3. Really? I'm not generally known for that.

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:07 PM

7. Cheddar is orange, now that you hinted at it.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:06 PM

4. Natural selection in high latitudes promotes lighter skin over time.

The sunlight is less concentrated away from the equator and the suddenly unneeded protective melanin sunblock inhibits production of Vitamin D.

http://humanorigins.si.edu/evidence/genetics/human-skin-color-variation/modern-human-diversity-skin-color

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #4)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:50 PM

5. I read a variation on this

Light skin was an adaptation to grain based diets of the neolithic, which were deficient in vitamin D.

The first farmers who migrated into Europe from the middle east carried the trait for lighter skin along with farming technology and agricultural societies.

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Response to DBoon (Reply #5)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 10:14 PM

9. The Inuit ate fish. They stayed dark.

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Response to Marcuse (Reply #9)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 12:47 AM

10. exactly

they know man does not live by barley pudding alone

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 07:56 PM

6. I assumed Cheddar man would be a Cheesehead - Packer fan.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Fri Feb 9, 2018, 08:40 PM

8. Interesting.

I wonder how they can tell that he had blue eyes and dark skin? Does DNA testing show that?

The skin color makes sense, if ancient man all came from Africa. Their skin may have gradually lightened over the years.

Who knows, though. Maybe this tribe mixed with another, lighter skinned one. Fascinating.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Original post)

Sat Feb 10, 2018, 11:50 AM

11. Lookin' sharp

n/t

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