DNA Analysis Reveals First British Folks Had Dark Skin


A new project from London's Natural History Museum and University College London has revealed groundbreaking DNA results that give a much clearer image of early British inhabitants and it turns out to the surprise of many, they had “dark to black” skin.

The new  analysis was done with the Cheddar Man's skeleton which was discovered in 1903 in England in the cave where the cool temperatures helped to preserve the skeleton's valuable DNA.

Initially, it was assumed that he had pale skin, but the new analysis and facial reconstruction have revealed the opposite.  It is now believed that Cheddar Man’s ancestors arrived in Britain via the Middle East after leaving Africa.


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