Early western Europeans had dark skin

Early western Europeans had dark skin
Scientists finally put a face to Cheddar Man, Britain’s oldest complete skeleton from 10,000 years ago.

BBC News

A cutting-edge scientific analysis shows that a Briton from 10,000 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 characteristic of modern Europeans is a relatively recent phenomenon.
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42939192

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