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Unformatted text preview: -We have a very small amount of genetic differences between us as human beings -Physical differences [superficial differences] do not map on to anything from a genetic standpoint -Skin color is not a marker of any other genetic similarities-Skin color is related to environment and population settlement o Location near the equator produced darker skin color -One theory is that people in the north got less sunlight & therefore had lighter skin to access vitamin D more readily & quickly o Not an absolute fact o It is a belief as to why skin color in the north [further from the equator] is lighter -We all genetically come from the same ancestors -No considerable differences to justify dividing us up into different races...
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This note was uploaded on 04/30/2010 for the course ANTHRO 2A taught by Professor Douglas during the Spring '08 term at UCSI.
- Spring '08