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Mullingar, Westmeath Ireland: Gilligan/Wall/Meagher/Maher/Gray/O'Hara
Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Davies, Lewis, Humphreys, Williams, Jenkins

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 12:54 GMT (UK) »
Isn't it remarkable that genome analysis can tell eye colour? 
I wonder if his siblings had blue eyes too - he might have been the only child of the parents that had blue eyes.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 17:28 GMT (UK) »
I must admit I did wonder exactly how they can decide on the actual eye colour! Fascinating, though.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 17:53 GMT (UK) »
I must admit I did wonder exactly how they can decide on the actual eye colour! Fascinating, though.

Yes. Fascinating....
I have been thinking about it, perhaps he was seriously unusual to have such dark skin with blue eyes - the two don't normally go together surely?
If he was, he might have been regarded as a demon, or used for a sacrifice, or perhaps respected as a leader and chieftan.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 17:57 GMT (UK) »
There does seem to be a possibility he met with foul play, according to this report.
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Bristol: Woodman/James/Derrick
Bristol/Somerset: Saunders/Wilmot
Gloucestershire:Woodman/Mathews/Tandy/Stinchcombe/Marten/Thompson
Wiltshire: Mathews
Carmarthen: Thomas, Davies, Lewis, Humphreys, Williams, Jenkins

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 18:05 GMT (UK) »
Thanks, interesting article.

It took me back to 1959.  One of the few clear memories I have of visiting the English relatives is the trip to Cheddar Gorge.  I remember the caves and the cheese but not Cheddar Man.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 07 February 18 22:49 GMT (UK) »
Great article, a fascinating read!

Although, I have to say, my favourite bit is definitely the tweet from 'TheRandyCheddarman', "If they don't call this Cheddar Man 'George', I'm not playing anymore".

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 08 February 18 01:22 GMT (UK) »
and last night on tv they interviewed a direct descendant of Cheddar Man , who still lived in the area,.  traced through. DNA. Remarkable!

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 08 February 18 05:34 GMT (UK) »
I must admit I did wonder exactly how they can decide on the actual eye colour! Fascinating, though.

A person's eye colour is determined by a number of genes with some genes modifying the expression of others.  Eye colour can therefor be determined by examining exactly what combination of these genes the person has.
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