Talk:Light skin

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New estimates for development of light skin in European population[edit]

The article states "[...] as populations migrated away from the tropics between 125,000 and 65,000 years ago into areas of low UV radiation, they developed light skin pigmentation as an evolutionary selection acting against vitamin D depletion." New evidence suggests europeans might have had dark skin until as late as 7000 years ago. Please see http://www.livescience.com/42838-european-hunter-gatherer-genome-sequenced.html — Preceding unsigned comment added by 188.126.200.132 (talk) 23:13, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Yes, that's Carles Lalueza-Fox et al.'s archaeogenetic work at the La Braña-Arintero labyrinthine cave in the Cantabrian Mountains. I've adjusted the statement to reflect their findings. Soupforone (talk) 00:06, 21 June 2014 (UTC)

Growing evidence between light skin and Neanderthal genes.[edit]

See: http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01/140129-neanderthal-genes-genetics-migration-africa-eurasian-science/ — Preceding unsigned comment added by 99.73.133.221 (talk) 14:58, 13 September 2014 (UTC)

It seems that certain keratin alleles found in modern humans may perhaps have originated with Neanderthals. Soupforone (talk) 00:05, 23 November 2014 (UTC)