Archive for: January, 2014

Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European

Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European

Dark skin, blue eyes: Genes paint a picture of 7,000-year-old European – NBC News.com. A 7,000-year-old man whose bones were left behind in a Spanish cave had the dark skin of an African, but the blue eyes of a Scandinavian. He was a hunter-gatherer who ate a low-starch diet and couldn’t digest milk well — which meshes with the lifestyle that predated the rise of agriculture. But his immune system was already starting to adapt to a new lifestyle. Researchers found all this out not from medical records, or from a study of the man’s actual skin or eyes, but […]