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engbren Wrote:
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> Another great find - I do remember the discussion
> on blue eyes. Your post made me think to look up
> research on the origin of blue eyes and I found
> this study from the University of Copenhagen
>
>
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University of Copenhagen
>
> A team at the University of Copenhagen have
> tracked down a genetic mutation which took place
> 6-10,000 years ago and is the cause of the eye
> colour of all blue-eyed humans alive on the planet
> today.
>
>
>
> [news.ku.dk]
>
> The timeframes here are interesting too - at the
> lower end, you have the mutation of taking place
> around the same time this population arrives with
> the mutation. At the upper end, there is some time
> for a large population to form from the initial
> mutation which does seem more likely. Given the
> relative recency of blue eyes to this timeframe,
> perhaps they were seen as unusual or desirable in
> some way.

Thank you for the link. I knew the mutation was relatively "recent" but did realize it was as late as 8,000-4,000BC. I think the Peki’in culture find rules out the latter date and a good swath of time leading up to it. Given the dating, if we accept a conservative 4,000BC, this blue eye gene was already well established in the population so how much time would be needed for this to occur?

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"The mutations responsible for blue eye colour most likely originate from the north-west part of the Black Sea region, where the great agricultural migration of the northern part of Europe took place in the Neolithic periods about 6,000 to 10,000 years ago,..."

Interestingly this is where our friends the Cucuteni–Trypillian spoken about above are found:


Once again the road of ancient curiosities leads to the Black Sea region.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05-Jan-20 16:21 by Thanos5150.

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