Scientists have discovered the skeleton of what they call the "Cheddar Man" who lived more than 10,000 years ago, had brown hair, blue eyes and “dark to black” skin and curly hair.
He is believed to have been the first modern Briton. Contrary to popular belief that Britain was first inhabited by the Magdalenians (modern-day whites).
This discovery also backs up what UNESCO stated in 1950, after a vast amount of research, that there is no gene, or cluster of genes, common to all blacks or all whites. That all human beings belong to the same species and the notion of different races is not a biological reality.
He is proof that racism, Britain’s greatest social problem since mass post-war immigration from Commonwealth countries, is all based on a myth.
From the article, "Cheddar Man's skeleton was discovered in 1903 in Gough's Cave, located in Cheddar Gorge in Somerset, England. It is thought that the cool temperature in the cave helped to preserve the skeleton's valuable DNA".
What will you take from this discovery and how will it (or won't it) change your view of British Society.
Personally, I think this is a great discovery. I'd love to know more about the early humans and hopefully his DNA can tell us more about the first Britons.
Here is the constructed picture of the Cheddar Man using his DNA.
How are you celebrating?