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Thursday, December 16th, 2004, 09:25 PM
The Wodaabe have a tradition of the males getting into beauty competitions so the females can select their mates. They are the best example of documented sexual selection I can think off. The males are beautiful, but I'm not sure whether they started with a sub-Saharan base or had north African admixture, since they are right below the Sahara and many peoples in that region have North African admixture.
http://www.lucianobovina.com/reptrans/im_transafr/ritratto_wodaabe.jpghttp://www.projectexploration.org/niger2000/photographs/wodaabe/Wodaabe-11-Faces----Bottom-.jpg