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    Prehistoric Briton Was Dark-Skinned, Blue-Eyed

    He’s part of the family. DNA analysis has finally put a face to Britain’s most famous early inhabitant, revealing blue eyes, dark skin and curly hair. The 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man,” found in southwestern England’s Cheddar Gorge, is the oldest genetically mapped Briton. Scientists previously assumed early humans’ skin lightened much earlier to cope with reduced sunlight as they migrated into Europe 45,000 years ago. Their DNA analysis and facial modeling work will be featured in the upcoming documentary The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000-Year-Old Man.

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