This is a rare occasion and makes one individual unique. Probably nor a lot of people notice but this mark is called a preauricular sinus and it is located at the top and front of one’s ear. It resembles a small hole and it is a rare birthmarks that indicated on a lot of traits
Scientific Theories About Ear Pits
According to researches only 1% of the American population has this genetic mark and you should look for it at the part where your face joins with the upper ear cartilage. It is very small but it can be easy to notice. You can have one on one ear or two on both ears.
In different parts of the world the percentage of people who have this mark is higher but the reasons behind it are still unknown. It was first documented in 1864 by a man Van Heusinger. The first and early opinions of this mark was that it was a natural birth defect but later one it was stated that it is a preauricular sinus that was very unique and since them many scientist have tried to find out the truth behind it.
The biologist Neil Shubin believes that that mark is an evolutionary remnant od mermaids and this mark serves as proof of the early period when our ancestors lived underwater. In most cases this mark does not make any problems and most people overlook it and forget about it .
Still there are some very rare cases in which this mark can get infected and for small cysts. If this happens you should immediately consult your doctor and do not attempt at taking care of it on your own. This is a rare mark that should be taken care of professionally.