The first Britons were black

by Richard on February 7, 2018

This story must have had the likes of Britain First and the EDL choking on their sugar puffs* this morning: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin
cheddarman

A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes.

Researchers from London’s Natural History Museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.

University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction.

It underlines the fact that the lighter skin characteristic of modern Europeans is a relatively recent phenomenon.

No prehistoric Briton of this age had previously had their genome analysed.

*Other breakfast cereals are available

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Kim 02.09.18 at 6:47 am

On the bright side, at least they weren’t Muslims and didn’t speak Polish.

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Richard 02.09.18 at 7:58 am

:o)

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