Celebrating Black History Month, 1st October

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Posted on 1st Oct 2021

Each day in October we will be finding out about Black History that is less well known. 

Often Black History focusses on a few key individuals…we hope that this October everyone can learn something that they didn’t already know.

Cheddar Man

Cheddar Man

The Cheddar Man is a 10,000 year old skeleton found near Cheddar in the West of England.

In 2018 a scientific study analysed the DNA of the remains, and concluded that the earliest people in Britain would have had dark skin and blue eyes.

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In fact, scientists now believe that all modern day homo sapians (humans) are descended from a group of humans that originated in East Africa over 200,000 years ago!