television channel SVT began promoting a new documentary. The
documentary will look at DNA technology which has revealed more about
how Sweden was populated after the Ice Age and detailing how the
first pioneers in the country were dark-skinned with blue eyes and
came from the south.
over 11,000 years ago, the first people began to settle in the
country that would eventually become Sweden. According to the
were probably dark-skinned, but had blue eyes.
They spread northward as the ice sheet retreated, and suddenly they
collided with people coming from the other side, from present-day
had developed a mutation for light skin, which allowed them to form
vitamin D in a dark climate.
groups were mixed almost immediately. The meeting was the first step
towards what would be today’s Swedish population. Several thousand
years later, about 6,000 years ago, the first farmers arrived in
today’s Sweden from present-day Turkey and Syria, bringing with
them the agricultural knowledge, pushing the original population
farther north, SVT reported.
has resulted in indignant rage and anger among the racist community
who seek to deny any such a black heritage in their ancestral