there is as much evidence for ancient Europeans having green skin as there is for them having "black" or "very dark" skin because geneticists have never tested any ancient Eurasian sample for literally the only two genes that are confirmed to cause black skin; the MFSD12 variants

MFSD12 is only found in Subsaharans and Australoids from the early Gravettian period (~32,000 BC) Europeans probably had pigmentation that was similar to modern Inuits or something like that I will write article explaining pigmentation genetics soon

yes they did u drooling archaic hominin, the 2 "modern" European skin pigmentation genes are SLC45A2 and SLC24A5 and they were in Europe during the mesolithic, and Europeans today still have all of Paleolithic depigmenting genes like KITLG

euroskin evo was like this : pre-divergence "eurasians" -> kitlg etc paleolithic europe -> irf4 etc mesolithic europe -> slc24a5+slc45a2 in east europe + scandinavia (w/ EHG/SHG) neolithic europe -> slc24a5 in west europe (w/ EEF) bronze age -> slc45a2 in west europe (w/ PIE)

there isnt one pale gene, they all add up cumulatively and make you a certain % darker or lighter towards most dark (black) or most light (white). e.g. KITLG = 20% lighter, SLC24A5 = 30% lighter there is prob a pink/rosy skin gene idk it tho

psa: hirisplex sucks dick. not only does it not feature the MFSD12 mutations (i.e. black skin genes) making it totally useless at skin pigment predictons, ~75% of the time it predicts people with intermediate skin to have the wrong skin color anyway

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