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  • First modern Britons had 'dark to black' skin, Cheddar Man DNA analysis reveals

    https://www.theguardian.com/science/...alysis-reveals

    Britain First, BNP and National Front must choke to death right now

  • #2
    Maybe they were Orks?
    Would explain the teeths and the dialects.

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    • #3
      Well, I read that it is more like Middle Eastern type brown. but: " The investigation into the skeletal remains revealed that Cheddar Man had "genetic markers of skin pigmentation usually associated with sub-Saharan Africa."

      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.aa1c75f7d951

      also like "La Brana 1" in Spain, who also "had African versions in the genes that determine the light pigmentation of the current Europeans, which indicates that he had dark skin, although we cannot know the exact shade," researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox from the , and La Brana had dark skin and blue eyes

      http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/world/...man/index.html

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      • #4
        We wuz Celtics

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Centurion17 View Post
          We wuz Celtics
          Celts arrived on British Islands pretty later (2000-1200 BC IIRC)

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          • #6
            Lots of Brits waiting in Calais to come home.

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            • #7
              So, whitey wiped out another indigenous people?

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              • #8
                Someone's gonna end up like the guy in this video



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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Cowboy's daughter View Post
                  Well, I read that it is more like Middle Eastern type brown. but: " The investigation into the skeletal remains revealed that Cheddar Man had "genetic markers of skin pigmentation usually associated with sub-Saharan Africa."

                  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...=.aa1c75f7d951

                  also like "La Brana 1" in Spain, who also "had African versions in the genes that determine the light pigmentation of the current Europeans, which indicates that he had dark skin, although we cannot know the exact shade," researcher Carles Lalueza-Fox from the , and La Brana had dark skin and blue eyes

                  http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/world/...man/index.html
                  Bold part is interesting because it is admited that populations from Spain settled in British Isles 5-7K BC
                  BTW today, it's the reverse way around. Just check the beaches

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                  • #10
                    Might as well make a song about it, like this one:


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Mordoror View Post

                      Bold part is interesting because it is admited that populations from Spain settled in British Isles 5-7K BC
                      BTW today, it's the reverse way around. Just check the beaches
                      he was a tourist then...........

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                      • #12
                        Good God, look at those liberal cries of joy over at the Guardian. By the way, whatever happened to anthropology 101 that one's color of skin correlates with one's ethnicity's historical exposure to sunlight? The very reason why folks whose ancestors hail from near-equatorial regions have darker skin, and people from the far North or South have not? Evolution does this pretty quickly, by the way. In his bid to disprove racist theories, Poliakov was able to show that measurable changes in pigmentation among nomads deported from the Southwest to the Northeast of the USSR became apparent after less than three generations (at the abscence of "interracial" relationships, mind you).
                        So why would ancient Britons have looked like this, especially after having lived on the Isles for a while ("while" in historical terms)?

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                        • #13
                          From National Geographic

                          https://news.nationalgeographic.com/...ucted-dna-spd/
                          A recent facial reconstruction of a 10,000-year-old skeleton called the "Cheddar Man" has revealed a man with bright blue eyes, slightly curly hair, and dark skin.

                          "It might surprise the public, but not ancient DNA geneticists," says Mark Thomas, a scientist at the University College London.

                          That's because a new analysis of the ancient man's DNA proves he's genetically similar to other dark-skinned individuals from the Mesolithic era found in Spain, Hungary, and Luxemborg whose DNA has already been sequenced. The new revelation places the Cheddar Man among a group of hunter-gatherers that are thought to have migrated to Europe at the end of the last Ice Age some 11,000 years ago.

                          ^^^ They still hold with the theory you are talking about, muck.



                          "Eye pigmentation is determined by a specific gene and a particular variant in the gene," says Thomas. "For skin there are a number of variants."

                          How and when Britons developed lighter skin over time is unclear.

                          "We think it's because light skin allows for more UV radiation, which helps break down vitamin D," says Vilar. In more temperate regions, where ancient humans were less exposed to sunlight, they would have needed to absorb more radiation to break down the essential vitamin needed for healthy bones.

                          "In my view, that's the most robust theory for skin pigmentation," says Thomas. "But it doesn't explain eye pigmentation. There are other processes that go on. It could be sexual selection. It could even be something else we don't yet understand."



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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by muck View Post
                            Good God, look at those liberal cries of joy over at the Guardian. By the way, whatever happened to anthropology 101 that one's color of skin correlates with one's ethnicity's historical exposure to sunlight? The very reason why folks whose ancestors hail from near-equatorial regions have darker skin, and people from the far North or South have not? Evolution does this pretty quickly, by the way. In his bid to disprove racist theories, Poliakov was able to show that measurable changes in pigmentation among nomads deported from the Southwest to the Northeast of the USSR became apparent after less than three generations (at the abscence of "interracial" relationships, mind you).
                            So why would ancient Britons have looked like this, especially after having lived on the Isles for a while ("while" in historical terms)?
                            Probably because new settlers were coming from the South
                            Between 10000 BC and 7000 BC sailors from Iberic peninsula settled by waves in British Isles
                            As pointed out by Cowboy Daughter, they had a genetic background for black skin (obviously because southerners)

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