In a breakthrough disclosure, a ten-thousand-year-old skeleton preserved in Gough Cave near England’s famed Cheddar Gorge proves sans a doubt that the earliest modern Britons were colored!
They were blue-eyed and their skin tone ranged between dark-tan and ebony whilst dark curls crowned their heads!
Pallid skin among Europeans is, therefore, a recently acquired physical trait, contrary to traditional belief.
There is incontrovertible evidence to the fact that the earliest generation of modern Britons was swarthy skinned.
Cutting-edge scientific technology —Deoxyribonucleic Acid concatenation— has now rendered it possible to accurately determine the ancient human’s physical attributes.
The well-preserved skeleton enabled the extraction of complete genetic material from his skull from which scientists reconstructed his face besides ascertaining the tone of his epidermis, tresses, and pupils.
This, in turn, made it possible to 3D print his face and, therefore, precisely emulate his real life appearance!
The ancient man is proof that human physical attributes are in a constant state of change and alter to accommodate climactic conditions.
It is now believed that humans moved from Africa through the Middle East and the continent of Europe into Britain and the Cheddar Man’s scientifically restored bust lends credence to the general conviction.
Archaeologists opine that the advent of farming in the human civilization had much to do with the change in European skin-tone from swarthy to pallid.
With husbandry, diets rich in vitamin D became scarce as man shifted from the sunshine-vitamin-rich seafood to vegetable sources for sustenance in colder, cloudier climes.
To acclimatize, therefore, the epidermis of people living in areas with scanty sunlight became lighter as pale skin synthesizes ultra violet rays better to produce Vitamin D than its swarthy counterpart.
It can therefore be reasonably concluded that human attributes respond as much to lifestyle changes as they do to alterations in climactic conditions.
The evolution of fair-skinned Britons from their swarthy-hued
ancestor is proof!
Based on materials: gizmodo.com