Question by : Why are Egyptians tan when people in countries directly southwest are black?
It’s like the Egyptian border is a cutoff. How can people from Ghana, Niger, etc that area be so black when the Egyptians are tan? Did one or the other migrate a ling time ago, (ie: did Nigerian people migrate from further Siuth?) What country is the exact cut off? Any input is appreciated:)
Answer by Lemon
There is no cutoff line, though people in countries like Morocco and Libya also have a more Mediterranean look. Scientists have used DNA evidence to prove that all life started in central Africa and people later migrated northward, and migrated to areas with extreme climates. Climates (especially cold and icy ones) caused certain people to die off and others to remain the same. Even though you think of Africa as a “hot” continent, hundreds of thousands of years ago many parts of the world were covered in ice. There were also food shortages that must have caused people to wander off in search of food.
People stayed in Africa for a loooooong time before heading into other parts of the world, so much of the microevolution happened there, so people in different parts of Africa have vastly different features (as oppose to say, South America where the Native Americans looked very similar to one another).
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