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(New York Daily News)   Scientists reconstruct face of 7,000-year-old hunter-gatherer: 20% George Clooney and 80% Zach Galifianakis   (nydailynews.com) divider line 27
    More: Interesting, Zach Galifianakis, George Clooney, huntergatherers, pigments, paleo diet, dark skin, Mesolithic, Spanish National Research Council  
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2014-01-27 03:56:29 PM
Zach Galifianakis, you say?

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2014-01-27 04:04:19 PM
Thanks, Obama.
 
2014-01-27 04:06:13 PM
Which of those is the black guy?
 
2014-01-27 04:24:11 PM
So a very well fed hunter gatherer?
 
2014-01-27 04:27:45 PM
When I stare into his eyes, I get the urge to call people in different countries and not pay my phone company anything extra.
 
2014-01-27 05:39:48 PM
That doesn't look like him.  Zachary Gilifianakis was the guy who played Spock in the new Star Trek movies, subby.
 
2014-01-27 05:45:34 PM

IronJelly: That doesn't look like him.  Zachary Gilifianakis was the guy who played Spock in the new Star Trek movies, subby.


Don't do that!  The whole confusing one person for another meme is stupid and you are stupid for doing it.

Besides Zach Galifinakis is the blonde in Silver Linings Playbook.  Not the pretty one, the other one.
 
2014-01-27 05:56:15 PM

Torqueknot: IronJelly: That doesn't look like him.  Zachary Gilifianakis was the guy who played Spock in the new Star Trek movies, subby.

Don't do that!  The whole confusing one person for another meme is stupid and you are stupid for doing it.

Besides Zach Galifinakis is the blonde in Silver Linings Playbook.  Not the pretty one, the other one.


Actually Zach is the pretty one
 
2014-01-27 06:09:54 PM
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2014-01-27 06:33:03 PM
www.skepticmoney.com
 
2014-01-27 06:49:07 PM
"These data indicate that there is genetic continuity in the populations of central and western Eurasia," said Lalueza-Fox.

Eh, sort of. At least half of most Western Europeans' genetic background wasn't in Europe at all when this dark fella was kicking around. As they say earlier in the article:

The genome, or an organism's full set of inheritable traits, shows that contemporary populations nearest to the man, dubbed La Braña 1, live in northern Europe. Think Sweden or Finland.

Those populations are predominantly Y-DNA haplogroup I. This lineage was in Europe before haplogroup R came in with metal and dairy and Indo-European languages and conquered most of the continent.
 
2014-01-27 07:44:53 PM
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His ironic three wolf moon shirt was actually made out of three wolves.
 
2014-01-27 08:02:47 PM
The blue-eye mutation is thought to have originated in northern Europe a little too recently to assume a 7000 year-old man found in Spain would have it, no?
 
2014-01-27 08:17:54 PM
DarwiOdrade

The blue-eye mutation is thought to have originated in northern Europe a little too recently to assume a 7000 year-old man found in Spain would have it, no?

Not really. Guestimates place blue eyes popping up around the Black Sea around 8,000 years ago, give or take. That's plenty of time to travel to Western Europe, though it's pretty interesting that this guy would have it, as (current theory states) that blue-eyed people hadn't moved en masse into Europe at that point. I really think we tend to underestimate how much people moved around in the past, though, as individuals.

It's also entirely possible that blue eyes arose in multiple population groups around the same time.
 
2014-01-27 08:21:29 PM

Facetious_Speciest: DarwiOdrade

The blue-eye mutation is thought to have originated in northern Europe a little too recently to assume a 7000 year-old man found in Spain would have it, no?

Not really. Guestimates place blue eyes popping up around the Black Sea around 8,000 years ago, give or take. That's plenty of time to travel to Western Europe, though it's pretty interesting that this guy would have it, as (current theory states) that blue-eyed people hadn't moved en masse into Europe at that point. I really think we tend to underestimate how much people moved around in the past, though, as individuals.

It's also entirely possible that blue eyes arose in multiple population groups around the same time.


Perhaps having blue eyes encouraged more sexy-time with strangers, leading to blue-eyed people to be more willing to take long trips to get some strange.
 
2014-01-27 09:01:08 PM
Bonzo_1116

Perhaps having blue eyes encouraged more sexy-time with strangers, leading to blue-eyed people to be more willing to take long trips to get some strange.

Entirely possible. Blue-eyed people have, after all, spread from Central Eurasia throughout the world, and even made spaceships to search the rest of the universe for more people to conquer fark meet.
 
2014-01-27 09:28:59 PM
"Interest in this stage of evolution, known as pre-agricultural humans, spiked in recent years thanks to the popularity of the Paleo Diet."

Seriously? stoppedreadingthere.jpg
 
2014-01-27 09:45:36 PM
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2014-01-27 09:45:52 PM

DarwiOdrade: The blue-eye mutation is thought to have originated in northern Europe a little too recently to assume a 7000 year-old man found in Spain would have it, no?


https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-age-spaniard-had-blue-eyes -d ark-skin

There's another article on the same thing.

"La Braña 1's eyes were blue (or at least not brown), but his hair and skin were dark, the researchers deciphered from the skeleton's pigment genes " ~FTA.

Basically they found some DNA in a 7,000 year old tooth and think the guy had blue eyes.  They keep going back and forth on exactly how old blue eyes are, I remember a few years ago they were saying 2,000 to 3,000 years, but this seems like pretty solid evidence that it's older than that.  The interesting thing is that the same genetics indicates that it predates light skin and hair.
 
2014-01-27 09:53:00 PM
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OBEY
 
2014-01-27 10:23:44 PM
Other than the blue eyes, that looks exactly like I did until about three weeks ago.
 
2014-01-27 10:30:05 PM
So, pre-agricultural humans were...human?
 
2014-01-27 11:25:41 PM
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2014-01-27 11:28:35 PM
IT'S LUPINS.
 
2014-01-28 12:52:06 AM

Valiente: IT'S LUPINS.


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It's never lupins.
 
2014-01-28 02:05:20 AM
imagizer.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-28 12:58:56 PM
I find that off-putting.
 
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