The Cheddar Man
A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,00 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. Researchers from London’s Natural History museum extracted DNA from Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, which was discovered in 1903.
University College London researchers then used the subsequent genome analysis for a facial reconstruction. It underlines the fact that the lighter skin characteristics of modern Europeans are a relatively recent phenomenon.