“Cheddar Man”: DNA Offers “Revolutionary” Evidence on Ancient Brits

(From CBS News)

DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin, blue eyes.

The first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes, London scientists said on Wednesday, following groundbreaking DNA analysis of the remains of a man who lived 10,000 years ago.

Known as “Cheddar Man” after the area in southwest England where his skeleton was discovered in a cave in 1903, the ancient man has been brought to life through the first ever full DNA analysis of his remains.

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