Jump to content




Welcome to Unexplained Mysteries! Please sign in or create an account to start posting and to access a host of extra features.


* * * * - 1 votes

Were Some Neandertals Brown-Eyed Girls?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 35,927 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Que Sera, Sera - Whatever will be, will be..

Posted 29 March 2012 - 06:53 PM

news.sciencemag.org said:

In museums around the world, reproductions of Neandertals sport striking blue or green eyes, pale skin, and gingery hair. Now new DNA analysis suggests that two of the most closely studied Neandertals—a pair of females from Croatia—were actually brown-eyed girls, with brunette tresses and tawny skin to match.The results could help shed new light on the evolution of the family that includes both modern humans and Neandertals, who died out some 30,000 years ago.

The study has provoked deep skepticism among several outside researchers, however, who criticize numerous aspects of its methodology. The results also run contrary to other genetic evidence and to a long-held hypothesis that Neandertals, who lived mostly in northern latitudes, must've had light skin to get enough vitamin D.

Posted Image Read more...


Posted Image

#2    Euphorbia

Euphorbia

    Odd Plant Grower

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,237 posts
  • Joined:19 Jul 2010
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere east of San Francisco

  • You can't just choose to believe something.

    Believing in something doesn't make it true.

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

I thought this was old news. There were no blue eyes more than 10,000 years ago.

http://www.msnbc.msn...rown-eyes-blue/

Get three coffins ready.

My mistake, four coffins.

Separation of corporation and state!

#3    Still Waters

Still Waters

    Deeply Mysterious

  • 35,927 posts
  • Joined:01 Jun 2008
  • Gender:Female

  • Que Sera, Sera - Whatever will be, will be..

Posted 29 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

View PostEuphorbia, on 29 March 2012 - 08:26 PM, said:

I thought this was old news. There were no blue eyes more than 10,000 years ago.
According to the article in my OP it's a new study -

The new study, to be published in the American Journal of Human Biology later this spring

Posted Image

#4    StayGolden

StayGolden

    Alien Embryo

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 11 posts
  • Joined:31 Mar 2012

Posted 01 April 2012 - 09:51 PM

The neanderthal isn't a monkey evolving into a human. Plus the skeleton was found over 50 years ago in France by Dr.A.J.E.Cave who said it was from an old man suffering from arthritis.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users