Hemispheric difference in human skin color.

  title={Hemispheric difference in human skin color.},
  author={John H Relethford},
  journal={American journal of physical anthropology},
  volume={104 4},
Previous studies of human skin color have shown a strong relationship between skin color and distance from the equator, which has been interpreted as a link between skin color, latitude, and the intensity of ultraviolet radiation. The underlying assumptions are that UV radiation is greatest at the equator and that it diminishes with increasing latitude to the same extent in both the Northern and Southern Hemispheres. The standard analysis of human skin color is based on these assumptions, such… CONTINUE READING


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