December 3, 2021

The first modern Brits had ‘dark to black’ skin, new DNA analysis reveals

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By Tom Powell, Evening Standard From Business Insider UK The first modern Brit had “dark to black” skin. Facial reconstruction of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton — known as Cheddar Man — was documented for Channel 4, “The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man.” The research revealed unprecedented information about race in early […]

Cannibals engraved bones of the dead

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From BBC A series of zig-zag marks on a human bone found in a UK cave is evidence of a cannibalistic ritual that took place some 15,000 years ago. Scientists have long recognised that cannibals operated at Gough’s Cave in Somerset, but were unsure whether the practice of eating other people had any symbolic significance. […]