Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin – BBC News

Cheddar Man: DNA shows early Briton had dark skin – BBC News

What Is It?

The BBC News YouTube video called Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin – BBC News.

Here is the description for this video:

Scientists finally put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.

Today, BBC News had an interesting news article and video about new estimates of how Cheddar Man looked based on scientific analysis of his genome.

Here is the BBC News article called Cheddar Man: DNA Shows Early Briton Had Dark Skin:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42939192

My Thoughts

This is cool and interesting news, it is possible that some of my ancestors from The United Kingdom possibly had darker color skin than I have, and that some of my other ancestors from Europe and various other people in ancient Europe possibly had different appearances than most people think, which I think is good news.

Hopefully more people will hear about this and that it will encourage more research and adjusting of old views and assumptions about things like this.

The end,

  • John Jr

By John Jr

Hello, I am John Jr, welcome.

4 comments

  1. Not surprising the Earth’s original people were black; they say that skin color evolved to become what they are because of the environment. Given Earth’s history you find all blacks originated in the African region while white skinned people are found in the coldest regions Europe in Asia where there is a lot of wind the eyes of people there evolved to be slanted and the other regions in between where dark skin and light skin people meet are mixed. India, the Pacific Islands, Middle East. When Europeans discovered the Americas and the imported Africans they mixed with the American Indians and the unique race developed were the Hispanics/Latinos…..

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    1. Hello True George,

      A lot of that sounds like some of the outdated stuff that was taught to us in our outdated school books back in public school, most of it did not really make sense to me then especially the race thing, and our teachers never really could make much sense of it either.

      It is possible that the first modern humans had dark-color skin, that does not mean that they were black, that just means that they had dark-color skin; skin color is skin color, nothing more, and it does not denote a race (subspecies) et cetera.

      In college I learned of more current scientific opinions from various fields like Anthropology and Sociology and Biology et cetera thanks to research in genetic testing and the human genome project et cetera, and that made more sense because it suggested that race in modern humans does not seem to exist physically and that race is actually just an outdated human classification system and that we modern humans are one species without subspecies (races) (unless maybe you count those who may have some Neanderthal genes et cetera).

      There are a variety of factors known and unknown that effected / affected how certain traits came into being and how they passed on along among various populations until this day, and the differences among our species is not big enough to consider us having subspecies (races).

      We do have ethnic / cultural / political / religious / et cetera groups but that is all social stuff except for those of us directly connected closely by ancestry and even then that still does not mean that we have various subspecies (races), it just means that some of us are more closely related, but we are still members of the same species.

      The almost 20 year old AAA Statement on Race was one of those things that finally made sense to me years ago, and aligned more with my thoughts on the issue after the old stuff never made sense:

      http://www.americananthro.org/ConnectWithAAA/Content.aspx?ItemNumber=2583

      A few years ago DNews (now Seeker) did a video some more update information:

      But if race is ever proven to exist and and if they make a test to find out what race(s) you are (once they figure out what the races are), then I will take it, and change my opinion; and so I try to keep an open mind.

      As you may know I did take a DNA ancestry test last year that I made a post about, but that is not a race test.

      Thank you for commenting,
      -John Jr

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        1. Hello True George,

          Yep and supposedly the race system was made by some people in Europe to justify their actions and for various other reasons, and you are also correct about possible alien intervention not really being considered by mainstream science yet at this time; I am curious about that as well because if that is true then things will get even more interesting than they already are.

          Thank you for commenting,
          -John Jr

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