Skrevet av Emne: Early Briton from 10,000 years ago had dark skin and blue eyes  (Lest 441 ganger)

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"The first modern Briton, who lived around 300 generations ago, had “dark to black” skin.

Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset.

But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows that the young man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair.

Previous reconstructions of Cheddar Man, which were not based on DNA data, depicted him with a lighter skin tone.

The research and remodelling process was documented for an upcoming documentary called The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 year old man.

“For me, 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,” said Ian Barnes, research leader at the Natural History Museum. “Not just dark skin and blue eyes, because you can get that combination, but also the face shape. So all of this combines together and make him just not the same as people you see around today.”

Barnes and his colleague Selina Brace extracted DNA data from bone powder by drilling a 2-millimetre hole through the skull’s inner ear bone. They scanned the skull and a 3D model was produced by “palaeo artists” Alfons and Adrie Kennis, who make life-like reconstructions of extinct mammals and early humans."

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https://www.newscientist.com/article/2160467-early-briton-from-10000-years-ago-had-dark-skin-and-blue-eyes/

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"If you've watched the Channel 4 documentary The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, or read about the Museum's research into Cheddar Man, you may have some further questions you'd like answered.
Here are our researchers' responses to some of the most popular queries they've received."

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http://www.nhm.ac.uk/our-science/our-work/origins-evolution-and-futures/human-adaptation-diet-disease/cheddar-man-faq.html
"When I try to imagine a faultless love
Or the life to come, what I hear is the murmur
Of underground streams, what I see is a limestone landscape."
W.H. Auden, "In Praise of Limestone"