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The Evolution of Human Skin Pigmentation

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Published on Sep 28, 2009

Nina Jablonski looks at the evolution of human pigmentation. It was noted by Darwin and others that humans who lived closer to the equator had darker skins. Is this a functional adaptation to sun exposure, or is there something more at play here? Series: "Darwin Evolving" [10/2009] [Science] [Show ID: 16926]

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