You probably did not think that this man was British
london - The oldest British skeleton ever found, the Cheddar Man, is not of a white islander, but had a very dark skin color. In their own words, scientists have discovered this using DNA material from the skull. The skeleton is from someone who lived in the southwest of England about 10,000 years ago. It was found in the County of Somerset in 1903.
Researchers at University College London and the National History Museum claim that this 'hunter and collector' had a dark to black skin color, blue eyes and curly hair. The researchers think that the white skin pigment that dominates in Northern Europe is a much younger phenomenon than was first assumed. Today, about 10 percent of the native inhabitants of the British Isles would be related to the Cheddar Man.
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