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What archaeology and DNA can teach us about prehistoric migration
In 2018, biomolecular archaeologist Ian Barnes' team at the Natural History Museum in London ascertained that Cheddar Man—the oldest near-complete human skeleton discovered in the British Isles—had dark skin and light eyes. Their findings challenged the views that many groups had long held about Britain's racial heritage. In this talk, Barnes describes how biomolecular archaeology is transforming the way we think about racial migration in prehistoric times.