Finding the first Swedes
New DNA research shows that the first wave of hunter-gatherers who wandered across southern Scandinavia almost 10,000 years ago had dark skin, dark hair and blue eyes. They soon met an additional immigration wave from the East, creating Europe's most mixed Stone Age population. Their DNA began adapting to the lack of sun and vitamin D in northern latitudes, creating genes for hair, eye and skin color, the rare combination of the first Swedish people.