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At this link: http://sln.fi.edu/tfi/units/life/forums/anatomy/0908990319.html, it explains that europeans have blond hair and blue eyes because they live in northern climates that have little contact with UV rays. Thus, through natural selection, they produce little melanin and have light colored skin, etc. Then why don't eskimos, who also live in a cold climate with almost no sun most of the year, have blonde hair and blue eyes? I read about cases of blonde/red hair and blue eye peoples living in Northern AFrica (mainly Burburs and Moroccans) and the Middle East. Are there any other known non-Caucasian people with these characteristics? I really appreciate your time and effort in answering my questions. Thanks a lot!!
Re: Why don't eskimos have blonde hair and blue eyes?
Try the links in the MadSci Library for more information on Genetics.