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Fascinating discovery. If the majority of Western Euroupe are now white, just shows how quickly evolutionary adaptions can take effect when needed. 10 000 odd years is the blink of an eye. Are the samples from the same bones that the bloke living in Cheddar shared DNA with, if so, would be fun to have an interview with him again. May go som of the way to explaining why some Afghan hill tribes have striking blue eyes. Maybe it wasn't Alexander the Greats army after all, but a small evolutionary shift long before.

Mind you, I read a book which came to the conclusion that most of Western Europe were decended from I think it was 5 or 7 'original' females. As I recall, one was from the Russian Steppes region, one was from the Greecian region, a couple were from the Middle East / Turkey, and I forget where the other few originated.

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7th February 2018ce

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