The first Brit had dark skin and blue eyes

Full facial reconstruction model of a head based on the skull of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton on display during a screening event of The First Brit: Secrets Of The 10,000 Year Old Man at The Natural History Museum, in London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday February 6, 2018. Photo credit: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Britain’s oldest complete skeleton, known as Cheddar Man, was unearthed more than a century ago in Gough’s Cave in Somerset. Government to try and make sense of Brexit in series of speeches But an unprecedented examination of his DNA, along with a facial reconstruction of the fossil, shows that the young man would have had a darker complexion than previously thought, along with blue eyes and dark, curly hair.
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