The evolution of human skin coloration.

  title={The evolution of human skin coloration.},
  author={N. Jablonski and G. Chaplin},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={39 1},
  • N. Jablonski, G. Chaplin
  • Published 2000
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • Skin color is one of the most conspicuous ways in which humans vary and has been widely used to define human races. [...] Key Method Using remotely sensed data on UV radiation levels, hypotheses concerning the distribution of the skin colors of indigenous peoples relative to UV levels were tested quantitatively in this study for the first time. The major results of this study are: (1) skin reflectance is strongly correlated with absolute latitude and UV radiation levels. The highest correlation between skin…Expand Abstract
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