A few weeks ago, the lying media hacks were falling all over themselves to eulogise this so-called ‘new discovery’ that, as they put it, ‘the first Britons were black‘. They based this on the work of Jewish scientist Yoan Dickmann who, despite not being the first to analyse the mitochondrial DNA of the ‘Cheddar Man remains’, decided to reveal the world that England’s oldest remains were those of a dark-skinned man. The owner of said remains has been dubbed ‘Cheddar Man’ by the media, in reference to Cheddar Gorge, Somerset, the area in England in which it was found. And there was born a new catchphrase; ‘Cheddar Man, the first Briton, was black!’
There are so many things wrong with this pseudo-science that it’s difficult to know where to begin in terms of debunking it. We could, of course, look at how one could not possibly ascertain skin complexion from mitochondrial DNA, or from any other related evidence on the remains, and that his skin tone is an estimate (bordering on a blind guess) at best. Or, we could question the fact that a black man with blue eyes would be an entirely new sub-species of humanity, given that such a combination doesn’t exist as a rule in any of the planet’s existing races. We could also question why earlier research, based on the same data, provided an image with much lighter skin, or that Cheddar Man could have been a slave or an anomaly amongst migratory peoples.
But in comparison to the real debunking science behind the most pertinent rebuttal of the Cheddar Man hoax, these aforementioned counter-arguments are secondary and immaterial. In fact, we don’t even really need to exert ourselves at all to find the evidence that rebukes the ‘Britons were black’ argument, because a fantastic article on the matter was written just yesterday by the BBC’s science editor, the very same science editor who penned a rather forced article on Cheddar Man just 10 days’ ago. To be fair to him, he was probably under considerable political pressure to write the first article, and I imagine he then felt compelled to write the second in order to atone for his earlier moment of weakness.
In any event, the second article did get written, entitled ‘Ancient Briton’s replaced by newcomers’. And the premise of this piece is actually not anything we didn’t already know, it’s just the dates of certain events are kept deliberately vague in order to gaslight Englishmen into actually believing that ‘they wuz kangz…’. Thankfully, the BBC’s science editor has provided the dates should any laymen wish to read both articles and make a comparison – which, by the way, I highly recommend.
In order to understand exactly where the discrepancy lies, it’s important to note that the so-called Cheddar Man remains are the oldest human (or close relation) remains ever found on the British Isles, dated at 10,000 years’ old (Mesolithic Period). It’s also prudent to consider that the predominant Haplogroup found in these remains is Haplogroup U5.
Yet the proven theory of the population of the British Isles, and much of Europe for that matter, is that the bulk of modern day native inhabitants derive their DNA from the Neolithic Invasions circa 6000 BCE. This is essentially the premise of our BBC editor’s second article, that by 2500 BCE the Neolithic tribes brought a new way of life to the British Isles from what is today Belgium and the Netherlands, that greatly increased their propensity to dominate the demographics; burying the dead, new farming methods and so on. The evidence suggests that the native population of the British Isles, a few hundred Cheddar Men of whatever colour, were almost completely wiped out, and the remaining minority absorbed into the Neolithic – or, Proto-Indo-European – gene pool.
This is corroborated by the Haplogroup data. For instance, the Proto-Indo-European migrations are characterised by two particular groups, namely R1a and R1b, as well as other notable inclusions such as I. Today, Haplogroup R1b is the predominant – to the tune of 70-90% – foundation of the populations of England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France, Netherlands, Belgium and North-Eastern Spain, whilst R1a is the predominant Haplogroup for populations in Eastern Europe, such as the Baltic States and European Russia. Predictably, populations in between such as the Germans, Austrians and so on, have a combination of both, but with R1b the dominant Haplogroup in these peoples. Further north in Scandinavia, and down south in the Ukraine, there is a greater prevalence of the I Haplogroup, another key marker of the Proto-Indo-Europeans.
Haplogroup U5 on the other hand, the foundation for Cheddar Man’s Y DNA, is almost non-existent in these regions. The only regions of Europe that have this Haplogroup in any concentration are the Sami regions of northern Scandinavia, the Inuit populations in Greenland and the Urals in Russia. It is no surprise, then, that these are Finno-Urgic peoples who more closely resemble Mongolians and the wider oriental world than they do Indo-Europeans. Notably England, where so-called Cheddar Man was discovered, can claim less than 5% U5 as the foundation for its native peoples’ Y DNA.
As a point of interest, the second article pertaining to the Neolithic invasions does offer some clues as to where the native peoples of England come from. It’s mostly information to which we are already privy, particularly those of us with an interest in genetics and archaeology, but it’s worth briefly noting here that England was populated by what are known as the Beaker people. The Beaker tribes were part of the Germanic branch of the Proto-Indo-Europeans, or Germano-Celtic depending on preferred semantics, who link present day Englishmen, Dutch, Germans, Austrians, Franks and so on, through partial common ancestry.
The Proto-Indo-Europeans from whom modern Europeans are descended lived around the Pontic Steppe, around present-day Crimea and the Azov region in Ukraine. There is also some suggestion they inhabited Eastern Anatolia, or what is presently Turkey and the Caucasus. From these “PIE Homelands”, these peoples spread in all directions; north, into European Russia; north-east, into Western and Central Europe, and south-east, into Iran and Western India. This, again, is supported by the Haplogroup evidence that shows a strong distribution of strands R1b and R1a in all of the regions that the Proto-Indo-Europeans dispersed to.
With them, they brought the Indo-European languages and culture, which are often in themselves good genetic markers of historical migrations. They also brought their religious systems, which laid the foundations for the Pagan beliefs of the Greeks, Romans, Germanic and Nordic tribes of Europe, and also created the basis of Hinduism on the Indian subcontinent – often attested to being the world’s oldest religion, and a Proto-Indo-European religion – as well as Iran’s native religion Zoroastrianism. They brought an entirely new way of life than what the hunter-gatherer peoples of Europe knew at that time, and their ability to replace existing populations almost entirely is testament to the advanced nature of their agricultural and general cultural ability.
The crucial point here is that the so-called ‘Cheddar Man’ is, in all likelihood, no ancestral relative of ours at all. The Indo-Europeans, who for the most part are one people, are descended from the Neolithic farming tribes of Anatolia and the Pontic Steppe, just as the mainstream media has very quietly admitted. The fact that they still push this ‘Britons were black’ Cheddar Man theory is a demonstration of just how dishonest they are, and exactly the lengths of pseudo-science they will extend to in order to gaslight Europeans into accepting more foreigners.