Red hair associated MC1R variants are Arg151Cys, Asp294His and Arg160Trp (two are 80,000 years old, one 30,000). Val60Leu is associated with fair or light brown hair and is estimated at 250,000 to 100,000 years.

Our ancestors came from Africa 60,000 ybp and yet we have an SNP that is between 250,000-100,000 ybp. We must have got this SNP from the Neanderthals.