Initially, anthropologists and biologists assumed that humans skin evolved to become ‘lighter’ in colour as they moved into more northern latitudes, but recent discoveries are turning that theory on its head, with some recent discoveries analysing well-preserved 7000-year-old skeletons of stone-age hunter-gatherers who lived in Europe. A DNA analysis on a skeleton’s wisdom tooth has revealed an unusual mix of racial traits: Dark, African skin, curly brown hair and blue eyes. This is perhaps even more staggering because this hunter’s skeleton is most closely related to modern-relatives who live in Sweden and Finland,. Yet the genes for his skin colour are African nonetheless. This has now lead to a new theory suggesting that it was the switch to agriculture and a more sedentary life that lead to the whitening of skin, rather than early humans migrating north and becoming whiter in order to allow them to absorb more sunlight so their body could produce more vitamin D. Pre-farming humans got most of their vitamin D from eating meat, fish and eggs, while early sedentary agriculturalists would have had to rely more and more on sunlight. Hence, they would’ve evolved to have paler skin due to increasing dependence on sunlight due to dietary changes.