Welcome to the Utopia Forums! Register a new account
The current time is Mon Feb 19 23:54:43 PST 2018
Utopia Talk / Politics / Seb is a nigger?!
| Wed Feb 07 06:06:47|
That explains a lot!
SAY CHEESE 10,000-year-old ‘Cheddar Man’ Brit was dark skinned and blue eyed, boffins reveal after DNA tests on oldest complete skeleton
Known as ‘Cheddar Man’, the complete human male fossil was unearthed in 1903 in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset
By Sofia Petkar and Nick McDermott
7th February 2018, 12:00 am
Updated: 7th February 201
THIS is the face of the first modern Brit who lived more than 10,000 years ago.
Known as ‘Cheddar Man’, the complete human male fossil was originally unearthed in 1903 in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.
Britain’s oldest ancestor, who lived around 300 generations ago, is now believed to have had dark to black skin, piercing blue eyes and dark curly hair, following extensive DNA analysis.
His genes are still shared by around one in ten Brits.
The findings are a dramatic departure from earlier reconstructions, which depicted the first Brit as a lighter skinned male.
Experts say the surprising findings suggest the paler complexion and lighter hair found in many northern Europeans is a more recent development.
Professor Ian Barnes, research leader at the Natural History Museum, said: “It’s not just the skin colour that’s interesting, it’s that combination of features that make him look not like anyone that you’d see today.”
Cheddar Man is thought to have died in his twenties and had a good diet.
Studies suggest he lived in Britain when it was almost completely depopulated.
According to historians, his tribe was one of the first groups of people to move back into Britain at the end of the last Ice Age.
Britain has been inhabited ever since, but the genetic makeup and consequent appearance of the population has varied considerably over this time.
The bones, which are owned by the Longleat Estate, are on loan to the Natural History Museum.
The fascinating skeleton is on display in the Museum's permanent Human Evolution gallery.
A television documentary to be broadcast on Channel 4 followed scientists as they worked to deduce the skeleton’s facial appearance in order to build the most accurate reconstruction yet.
NHM researchers used modern techniques to extract DNA from fragments of the ancient bones, and teamed up with specialists at UCL to carry out extensive analysis.
The resulting information was then passed to Dutch artists Alfons and Adrie Kennis, who specialise in palaeontological model making.
The talented duo combined the scientific data with physical measurements from scans of the skull to create the most accurate representation of Britain’s earliest known ancestor.
| Wed Feb 07 08:44:00|
Sonofabitch, rugian was right when he said I'm not white.
| Wed Feb 07 10:02:18|
Means nobody is white.
The English have always been a mongrel race. Mutts and proud.
| Wed Feb 07 10:11:52|
I mean, we already knew this, right? The first humans came from Africa, chances are it took a good while for those who moved up north to develop their superior skin color/intelligence/attractive features/civilized qualities/genetics. This just confirms that.
| Wed Feb 07 10:30:45|
Blue eyes though... Maybe a neanderthal trait that was mixed in from original, dark homosapien?
| Wed Feb 07 10:31:33|
no black in Union Jack! well, parhaps a bit of black
|show deleted posts|