Thursday, 8 February 2018

First modern Briton had 'dark to black' skin, DNA research reveals

First modern Briton had 'dark to black' skin, DNA research reveals

The first modern Briton had “dark to black” skin, groundbreaking new analysis of his 10,000-year-old remains has revealed. Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows the young man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair.

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