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Thread: RED HAIR (Not Blonde) Orginated from the British Isles

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    I know blue eyes originated between 9 and 11 thousand years ago around the Black Sea. Where and when did red hair originate in our species? By the way, the MC1R gene that was present in the Neanderthal was a variant of the one that appears in our species, so our's couldn't be that old since we've only been out of Africa for 60 thousand years. We were all dark before then.
    I've also read that the gene for blonde hair is around 11 thousand years old. In what region of Eurasia did it originate?
    According to 23 and Me, I have one copy of the MC1R gene, so I'm curious about its origin. I wonder if it aided women in attracting mates the way blonde hair supposedly did in Neolithic times. I wonder what other advantages the MC1R gene gave women and men.
    23 and Me also gives you a link to an article about very light blonde hair which as far as I can gather states that the gene responsible for lighter shades of blonde hair is present in white colored horses. These horses are supposed to be more vulnerable to certain heart ailments, too.
    I hope someone who is more knowledgeable about these things can fill me in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flemish View Post
    By the way, the MC1R gene that was present in the Neanderthal was a variant of the one that appears in our species, so our's couldn't be that old since we've only been out of Africa for 60 thousand years. We were all dark before then.
    If the "Out of Africa" theory is correct, I doubt our ancestors looked like the modern day African.
    Please don't confuse the terms "nordid" and "nordic".

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    At one time, the entire continent of Africa was Capoid. From what I've read, the negro is only around ten thousand years old. Perhaps our ancestors at that time, sixty thousand years ago, resembled the Capoid. Modern day East Asiatics do. They both have shovel shaped incisors, slanted eyes, and both East Asiatic males and Capoid males have elongated Y chromosomes. In general, the Y chromosome is very small up against the X.
    My question, though, was about the place and time of origin of our variant of the MC1R gene, and the possible advantages that came along with having it. Can anyone else on the forum please tell me what they know or think?

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    red hair

    Forgive my ignorance but what about red facial hair? my beard has gotten me thr handle red but the rest f my hair is dark blonde

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    I too have red in my beard and I have light brown hair

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    red hair

    seperated at birth!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyidi View Post
    Britain 'too me' was a Blonde genetic country so I thought to believe! source states otherwise. I had been told by now-it-all's that Germans are the red heads of the Germanic race' but Red hair is a British trait.

    News too me! Well I may have Swedish blood after all


    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/n...itishgene.html
    Both red and blonde hair originate in Northern Europe, now you can associate red hair, green eyes, freckles with the people of the British Isles and blonde hair, blue eyes, a fair skin with the people of Scandinavia. The reason why you have more red-heads in the British Isles is linked to the gloomier weather which favors the selection for an extremely fair skin for a faster absorption of Vitamin D. Since red-heads on average have a lighter skin than blondes, their genes were favoured in primitive times over in the British Isles. While blonde who are still light but usually tan were favoured in Scandinavia.

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