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Reconstruction of a hunter-gatherer, based on hard DNA evidence (dark hair, brown skin, blue eyes). Source: Werner Ustorf/ CC BY-SA 2.0

Enigmatic Dark-skinned, Light-Colored Eyes Western Hunter-Gatherers (Video)

In the chronicles of prehistoric Europe, a captivating tale emerges, one shrouded in mystery and discovery. The enigmatic journey of the Western Hunter Gatherers , a lost tribe of the Ice Age,...
10,000-years-ago Irish Hunter-Gatherers Were Dark-Skinned

10,000-years-ago Irish Hunter-Gatherers Were Dark-Skinned

RTÉ, Ireland’s National Television and Radio Broadcaster, recently brought to our screens filmmaker Katrina Costello’s bold and groundbreaking two-part documentary – The Burren: Heart of Stone ...
Researchers analyzed embalming material from the neck of this ancient Egyptian mummy, to understand Egyptian skin and mummification.            Source: Frédérique Vincent, ethnographic conservator / ACS

New Tech Reveals Origin Of Egyptian Mummies’ Skin Color

Just how much can you learn from the color of a person’s skin? Well, in the case of Egyptian mummies, it is now turning out to be quite a lot. Researchers have worked out a non-intrusive way to map...
Portrait of three girls of different nationalities.

Genetic Breakthrough Changes the Way We View Skin Color

University College London / Science Daily Skin color is one of the most visible and variable traits among humans and scientists have always been curious about how this variation evolved. Now, a study...
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Five Surprising Things DNA has Revealed About our Ancestors

Researchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man”, one of Britain’s oldest skeletons, to unveil what the first inhabitants of what now is Britain actually looked like. But this isn...