— Richard ? Spencer (@RichardBSpencer) February 23, 2018
I never wrote about the so-called ‘Cheddar Man’ because it was obvious that it would fall apart under scrutiny after all the attention it received:
“A Briton who lived 10,000 years ago had dark brown skin and blue eyes. At least, that’s what dozens of news stories published this month – including our own – stated as fact. But one of the geneticists who performed the research says the conclusion is less certain, and according to others we are not even close to knowing the skin colour of any ancient human.
The skeleton of Cheddar Man was discovered in 1903 in a cave in south-west England where it had lain for 10,000 years. …”
This was debunked on Twitter and YouTube:
So it now transpires that two Jewish experts, Hannah Devlin and Yoan Diekmann, essentially fabricated the "#CheddarMan was black" story. Why isn't this front page news?
— W??????(™) (@JWilliamXIII) February 23, 2018
Reports that the Cheddar Man had "dark to black" skin have been blown wildly out of proportion, say the very scientists who studied the ancient specimen's DNA who is purported to be the ancestor of modern day Britons. https://t.co/0MS9EhpaoW pic.twitter.com/eJr0Yr9YNv
— Ian Miles Cheong (@stillgray) February 23, 2018