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First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

 

A groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton has revealed that the first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had “dark to black” skin. The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has built up around Cheddar Man’s origins and appearance because he lived shortly after the first settlers crossed from continental Europe to Britain at the end of the last ice age. People of white British ancestry alive today are descendants of this population. It was initially assumed that Cheddar Man had pale skin and fair hair, but his DNA strongly suggesting he had blue eyes, a very dark brown to black complexion and dark curly hair.

 

For more information please click here: https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals?CMP=share_btn_fb