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ANT 102 Study Guide - Melanin, Oily Fish, Sunburn


Department
Anthropology
Course Code
ANT 102
Professor
Ingrid L.Stefanovic

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Anthro Test 4
Introduction to Human Variation
Niche – Savannah – equatorial east Africa hunter-gatherer
Adaptive advantage – plastic (growth, development) material culture – buffer
Ecological changes – new selection environmental latitude – altitude – humidity –
temperature
Diseases
oAgriculture
oUrbanism
oMedical intervention
Ongoing selection
We are in the “wrong niche” and suffering health consequences.
Skin Color
The amount of melanin is what produces a person skin color and it is produced in
the a cell.
Eumelanin – brown/ black skin
Phaeomelanin = Red/ Yellow skin
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