TIL White skin in Europe originally comes from 7800 years ago from farmers who migrated from the near east. Lactose tolerance in Europe arrived from a migration of pastoralists who arrived 4800 years ago. Lactose tolerance swept through Europe around 4300 years ago.

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  1. Yeah, if you go take a look at Cheddar Man, a guy from 8000 BCE ish found in England, they’ve done a DNA sequence on him and restructured his skull based on those results. He was a dark-skinned hunter-gatherer.

    White skin basically moved into Europe with agriculture. And then, then Indo-Europeans arrived in Europe from the 3-4000s BCE. They spread all across Europe, branching off and forming various cultures: Celts, Italics, Greeks, Slavs, Germans (and Arians, who moved east instead, and became northern Indians and Iranic people).

    And the rest, people pretty much know. Celts spread rapidly over Europe. Greeks got smart. Italics got organized. Italics killed Celts, took over Europe.Germanics stomped Italics down. Italics formed Southern Europe/romance areas, Germanics formed Northern Europe, Slavs spread and took Eastern Europe. And that’s basically Europe, with some Balt, Magyars/Hungarians, Finns, and Basque thrown in.

  2. This is based on information I researched on multiple articles as a pastime. I am not a teacher or a scientist.

    There was controversy that stone age Europeans were very dark skinned. This is true as the native Europeans from 48000 years ago-8000 years years ago DOES NOT belong to the ones alive today. Since white skin originated in Caucasus and the Near East, there are native Caucasians in Western Asia. The modern native western Europeans as well as British and Irish people are a combination of Caucasian (informally called “whites”) and the West European Hunter Gatherers (Cheddar Man). The dark skinned green/blue eyed people only contributes 10% of genes the native people of these areas today.

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