European 7000 year old man had blue eyes 1

Researchers analyzed the DNA of a European 7000 year old man and discovered he had dark skin and blue eyes.

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Carles Lalueza-Fox, of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology in Barcelona, leader of the study, determined his appearance by analyzing a tooth belonging to remains of the hunter-gatherer. The remains of the man who lived in the Mesolithic, a period from 10,000 to 5,000 years ago, were recovered at La Braña-Arintero site, a cave in Valdelugueros in Spain in 2006.

European 7000 year old man

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