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DNA shows first modern Briton had dark skin and blue eyes

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    unchanged_lineup Tarheel Tech Wizard

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    I feel like this could be relevant in about a thousand topics :lol:

    https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2018/0207/938957-cheddar-man-britain/

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    Impressively, the discovery was made by direct descendants.
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    Yeah and that Cheddar barber's been going for some time now
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    Died almost 10,000 years ago, little did he know he would live on as a slap in the face to every Daily Mail reader and UKIP member.
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    Is it that impressive? Wouldn't a lot of people be descendents?
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    Smores Full Member

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    Britain only started around the 1800s according to most Daily Mailers. Forgot all the times we were invaded and previous culture butchered.

    I did learn a good fact the other day that a load of us fled England and created a New England in Crimea, wonder what they'd think of that
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    it was a joke because they look similar
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    WackyWengerWorld Banned

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    It is fascinating that the pale skinned gene may have been younger than this but I tend to think it quite possibly wasn't and maybe you had pale skinned and darker skinned individuals living side by side. Was this individual typical of Europeans or were they many types? Could this individual or his family have migrated from Africa within a few centuries of settling where his remains were found or have been of mixed raced origin?

    Interestingly they believe the blue eyed gene descended from 1 individual and this man clearly has that gene.

    He's making a hair joke. This individual may have descendants but so many peoples were wiped out by other peoples or diseases or simply starving.
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    The only thing that surprises me is the time scale - approx 10,000 years ago, I think it says. I'd have thought that if Cheddar Man was the norm and maybe all over Europe, it would have taken longer for the changes to become so established.
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    VeevaVee despite the protests, wears Ugg boots

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    Are they making assumptions based off this one bloke? He might've just been on holiday.
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    esmufc07 Elvis has theft the building Scout

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    Down with this sort of thing
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    vi1lain caf sexpert

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    Daily Mail will probably call this a "grime" skeleton.

    Wait till they find out that Jesus wasn't white
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    Xcited Full Member

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    Their readers would probably argue that Jesus point with you.
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    Based off various Europe wide tests.

    They say some middle eastern people were paler and mixed with these darker Europeans with blue eyes about 6000 years ago and perhaps the darker days and change of diet made for a low absorption of Vitamin D so the change to whiter skin took shape quicker than thought. I would've suspected 40-50k years not 6-10k years.
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    vi1lain caf sexpert

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    Calling them "readers" is giving them far too much credit.
    Mouth-breathers is more applicable.
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    Nah they alter the vocab to a basic enough level they can still manage to read :lol:
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    SteveJ all-round nice guy, aka Uncle Joe Kardashian Scout

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    Antonio Conte. First Ancient Briton sacked by Roman.
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    The gene markers for European hunter-gatherers indicate dark skin, but the exact shade is not known; it could be light brown to full on central African black.
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    I don’t think they (or anyone else for that matter) care about what we were 10,000 years ago, they care about what we are now.
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    10,000 years ago matters not a jot to anyone. Too far away for the mind to relate to.
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    WackyWengerWorld Banned

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    You'd be surprised. I used to debate with a racist on a boxing forum and mentioned that White Europeans originate from a darker skinned people who would of been black when they first migrated to Europe and that Europeans and Asians likely mated with Neanderthals. He was quite angry about it. Some racists don't even believe the 'out of Africa' theory.
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    Well of course they would have, we are decended from monkeys so black skin black hair, not surprisng at all.
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    The theory will probably be challenged and debunked.

    Jesus was walking the Earth only 2000 years ago and debates still happen what skin colour he was, 10,000 years is x5 from that.
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    We don't have DNA for Jesus. ***'s da problem there.
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    I’m gonna try and die in the Philippines in the hope that in 10000 years they’ll think they were all 6’6”, blonde and white. That’d be ace.