According to Cheikh Anta Diop (Civilization and Barbarism)and others "the Caucasus is in no way the cradle of the white race."(p.35). The so-called "caucasoid" is descendent of the European Grimaldi Negro prototype. Also Robert Bauval (Black Genesis)states that the idea of "race" is a myth because all humans originate from one race originating in the "African Eve." Every human being on this planet comes from the same source. He says, "We come from a black African source, we are all from the same race. Its a fact. Its no more a hypothesis. We are all from the same race."
Charles S. Finch seems to posit a different perspective from Mr. Diop. In his essay, "The Evolution of the Caucasoid," found in the anthology "African Presence in Early Europe," Finch states, "1)The evolution of the Caucasoid occurred in an ice age environment near the southern limit of the great line of European glaciers in an area of southwestern Russia (Eurasia) around the 51st parallel. [My note: The Caucasus Mountains is a mountain system in Eurasia between the Black Sea and the Caspian Sea in the Caucasus region, which also encompasses southwestern Russia] 2)white skin was more favorably adapted to the ecological conditions of this region during the critical period; 3) this proto-Caucasoid population experienced a more or less prolonged period of isolation that enabled it to develop into a distinct sub-species or race." (p,17) I am well aware of the African genesis of mankind and the Mitochondrial Eve hypothesis. I am also educated in the race myth propagated by 18th century white supremacists such as Johaness Blumenbach. If you viewed my video entitled, "Genetics: A Closer Look" below you would see where I emphatically quote scholar Martin Bernal, author of the 3-volume magnum opus "Black Athena" verbatim: "I am very dubious to the utility of the concept 'race' in general because it is impossible to achieve any anatomical precision on the subject." Additionally, I also reference a report geberated by the American Anthropological Association (AAA), where it purports that "...the term 'race'...has no scientific justification in human biology." I have done my homework, africaisrael.