Skip to comments.First Modern Britons Had 'Dark To Black' Skin, Cheddar Man DNA Analysis Reveals
Posted on 02/06/2018 11:31:05 PM PST by blam
The first modern Britons, who lived about 10,000 years ago, had dark to black skin, a groundbreaking DNA analysis of Britains oldest complete skeleton has revealed.
The fossil, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Goughs Cave in Somerset. Intense speculation has built up around Cheddar Mans 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 paints a different picture, strongly suggesting he had blue eyes, a very dark brown to black complexion and dark curly hair.
The discovery shows that the genes for lighter skin became widespread in European populations far later than originally thought and that skin colour was not always a proxy for geographic origin in the way it is often seen to be today.
Tom Booth, an archaeologist at the Natural History Museum who worked on the project, said: It really shows up that these imaginary racial categories that we have are really very modern constructions, or very recent constructions, that really are not applicable to the past at all.
Yoan Diekmann, a computational biologist at University College London and another member of the projects team, agreed, saying the connection often drawn between Britishness and whiteness was not an immutable truth. It has always changed and will change.
The findings were revealed ahead of a Channel 4 documentary, which tracked the ancient DNA project at the Natural History Museum in London as well as creating a new forensic reconstruction of Cheddar Mans head.
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Cheddar cheese is named for this area in Great Britain and a descendent (Adrian Targett) of Cheddar Man today lives about four miles from where Cheddar Man was found.(How would you like to be able to tell your friends, yup, my family has lived in the area for 10,000 years)
Some previous articles about Cheddar Man that I've posted:
I have Blue eyes. My gran#ma and her mom were Cherokee with blue eyes
Sadly, with the amount of “fudge factor” shenanigans they’ve pulled in the scientific world as of late, I’m wondering about their conclusions here.
Considering that they alter facts to fit political talking points with “global warming”, and outright ignore dna and chromosomes when it comes to gender.
What are the chances this didn’t get the fudge treatment?
This is total Kr@p.
Skin color is certainly NOT Race.
When I wuz a kid, race was pretty clearly delineated into a few “Races” by multiple characteristics well beyond skin color.
Pakis were Caucasian along with Finish Albinos.
Given that the Caucasus is full of Islam, who would want to be one of those?
Science has advanced tremendously beyond that of the 50s.
Racists need to get into the DNA data and tell us what is up on a Scientific basis..
I believe Michael Jackson had the same DA. He was born black, but later became white.
I’m with you. The coloring I see here is PC shaming.
The Marxist BS never stops
Maybe a bit more on the dark tan side, the image reminds me of that hilarious blackface pancake makeup they put on Obama a few times to emphasize his “blackness” during photo ops.
People of modern British ancestry descend from many groups. Britain was under constant invasion from about 50 AD until 1066.
A lack of Vitamin D caused people to turn White.
I take 10,000IU of vitamin D and 100MG K2 every day.
Just hoping that for once politically correct bs didn’t sneak in.
I long for the day science is free of that.
...... Guess they will have to change the name to Chocolate man now .....
Here is an excellent book on that subject, Origins Of The British
I think that the problem was that the Vikings were scammed by travel agents.
No free boarding, no free ship parking, no welcoming wine and cheese party and no ATMs/Bank of Scandinavia Branches..
They had to get home after the fun and rowing a ship with a
RAM truck behind on a raft was difficult.
Who writes this crap?
The headline is impossible, since Britain did not exist until the Second Century A.D.
I suppose it all depends on what your definition of "is" is... .. or what your definition of "modern" is...
...or mostly, what your agenda is...
Moving right along...
Somewhere South of Zero.
Long ago ( maybe 1960 ?), I read a great novel about very ancient Britain, wherein the original people were dark ( very dark hair, not very dark brown, but darkish complected; swarthy is a better term )and on the short side. They were invaded and conquered by blonde, pale skinned people, on the tallish side. So perhaps there is “some” truth to the findings; however, that model is a sick joke and not just PC in the extreme,but RACIST BS! This “finding” is akin to the GLOBAL WARMING hoax!
And their GPS was about as good as ours.
Well.. GPS and the boat driver was drunk on fermented honey mead.
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