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Why did the indigenous peoples of northern Asia and America not evolve the same physical characteristics as people of Nordic ancestry?

I was watching DW’s documentary on the Arctic the other day, and I was struck by how the indigenous peoples of the far north seemed – visually speaking – to fit into two categories. On the one hand, there are the peoples of northern Europe, with their pale skin and their preponderance of blue-eyed and […]

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Why did the indigenous peoples of northern Asia and America not evolve the same physical characteristics as people of Nordic ancestry?

I was watching DW’s documentary on the Arctic the other day, and I was struck by how the indigenous peoples of the far north seemed – visually speaking – to fit into two categories. On the one hand, there are the peoples of northern Europe, with their pale skin and their preponderance of blue-eyed and […]

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Why did the indigenous peoples of northern Asia and America not evolve the same physical characteristics as people of Nordic ancestry?

I was watching DW’s documentary on the Arctic the other day, and I was struck by how the indigenous peoples of the far north seemed – visually speaking – to fit into two categories. On the one hand, there are the peoples of northern Europe, with their pale skin and their preponderance of blue-eyed and […]