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A descendant of the Cheddar Man has been found!

Cheddar Man was discovered in 1903 in Gough's Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, #England. He was a member of the western European hunter-gathers who thrived around 10,000 years ago known as the #mesolithic age. Remains of these people have also been found in Spain, Luxembourg and Hungary. In 1997, a living descendent of Cheddar Man had been found.

New research has shown that Cheddar Man would have had black hair, blue eyes – and dark skin. These unexpected features leads to new questions regarding the ancestry of the British people. A living descendant of Cheddar Man has been found thanks to DNA discovered in the pulp cavity of one of Cheddar Man’s molars. The descendant lives in his ancestral land and close to where Cheddar Man was unearthed.

Journey to the land of your foremothers and forefathers and explore your ancestral heritage with ArchaeoMuse. Source: Ancient Origins

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