I’m serious, as yet no theory adequately explains why Europeans have six out of the eight mutations for hair colour (the others are classic black and Australoid blond).They all seem to have mutated about the same time, between six and twelve thousand years ago, and the same goes for our abnormally pale skin gene. These mutations all seem to centre on one part of Northern Europe, and the mutations coincide roughly with the flooding of the North sea lowlands, if you believe the DNA dates.
Looking at this skin colour map, I can’t help wondering of the darker skin of the native Americans in places marks where they had Australoid blood in them, along the Pacific coast mainly. The now extinct Pericues of Baja California were described as being black looking, and their skulls have a very Australoid shape to them.You can also see a roughly diamond shaped section that follows the course of the Nile, where Africans moved North, and Caucasians moved South, making an intermediate skin tone zone, that ends at Nubia, by the look of it. Its quite remarkable how common the belief is that all the hair and eye colour mutations originated in Africa. You’ll often see pictures of blond Melanesians and Aborigines as ‘proof’, and of albino Africans too. The mutations for the European hair, skin and eye colours are all just that, European in origin.
The Australoid blond gene is never seen in Africans, or Europeans. In fact, Australoids are the people and the planet the least closely related to Africans of all. Europeans are black Africans closest genetic relatives. All the colour mutations arose well after the exodus from Africa. If it had happened before, you’d see these hair, skin and eye colours at the same frequency all over the world, but as you can see from the map, that’s not the case. I feel I should just say that the mutation that causes European pale skin is not the same mutation that causes albinism in black Africans, even though the result can look similar.There must be some reason that the European and East Asian populations didn’t just run with the pre-existing albino genes that are found in Africans. I wonder what the problem was with it.
The light skin of these children is cased by different mutations.
This albino Nigerian girl has light skin too, and you can see the beginnings of skin cancer on her face. That’s the reason light skin never evolved in Africa.
Phenotype variations that evolved outside of Africa…
Any eye colour other than dark brown.
Any hair colour other than black.
Straight hair (seen in East Africa due to Arab blood of up to 40%).
Lighter skin, seen in Europeans and East Asians