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by Tom Rowsell FAKE NEWS alert: there are a few fake science articles going around with a new reconstruction of a WHG (Western [European] Hunter Gatherer) skull from England known as Cheddar Man. It was already known that WHG had darker skin than modern Europeans (genes for light skin are absent) and…
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by Max Musson THE MASS MEDIA have over the past week or so, been celebrating the apparent ‘discovery’ that the ‘first modern Briton’, had blue eyes and “dark skin”, and not simply, ‘dark skin’, but “dark to black” skin colour, such that “if he was alive today he would be regarded as black”. This allegedly…
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by Hadding Scott CHEDDAR MAN is the name given to a complete male human skeleton approximately 9,100 years old that was found in southwestern England. It constitutes evidence of what kind of people inhabited Britain in prehistoric times. In the new reconstruction of Cheddar Man, the eyes are blue.…
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