ANT 102 Study Guide - Melanin, Oily Fish, Sunburn
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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 –
•We are in the “wrong niche” and suffering health consequences.
•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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