Brits Had Dark Skin – level 1

13-02-2018 07:00

This happens 40,000 years ago. People leave Africa. They move north. At that time, there is ice in the north. The ice goes away 30,000 years later. Then people move further north. They come to Britain.

After these 30,000 years, these people have dark skin and blue eyes. We know this because of the Cheddar Man. It is the oldest British skeleton. It is 10,000 years old.

Experts analyse its DNA. The DNA tells them about the dark skin and blue eyes. This is a surprise to the scientists.

Difficult words: skeleton (all the bones of the body), analyse (study carefully), DNA (the thing inside every animal and plant, which can tell us a lot of things about it).

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