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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #45 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 10:27 GMT (UK) »
Big cheese  ;D
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #46 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 12:48 GMT (UK) »
He's now the big cheese post the big freeze!  ;D
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #47 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 13:36 GMT (UK) »
Having watched the program 3 times (recorded) I am unimpressed with it. Too much speculation. They stated first man, then went on to say that they had human bones from hundreds of years previous. Blue eyes evolved as a reaction to sunlight in the upper hemisphere. Therefore, was this persons parents a blue eyed Scandinavian and a dark skinned Spaniard? The "cannibalised" bones showed tooth marks. Perhaps, as is now with rodents etc and deer antlers, they gnawed them for minerals, ie calcium. I will watch it again, but I think that the program makers were very amateurish in their production. It may have been better if it had been screened over 3 or 4 episodes, showing far more detail, such as the American input, and less of the Dutch. The face was reconstructed using current forensic algorithms. How do we know that they are relevant to a person who would have a totally different diet to ours, or a totally different way of life.

I may return to this subject.

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Ps, this Cheddar man was a Mason.

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #48 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 14:00 GMT (UK) »
I found it a very unsatisfying programme, going and on about the face reconstruction, which we have all seen before.   I felt it was done primarily for the American market.  There was no analysis of bones, for his diet, occupation etc.     
It was quite shallow I thought.   Basically a half hour programme extended with padding and adverts. 
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #49 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 15:09 GMT (UK) »
My thought too was that it was 30 mins worth, well padded out, and with several rather sweeping statements that were not really explained. Not as good as I had hoped.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #50 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 15:11 GMT (UK) »
"I felt it was done primarily for the American market."

ROFL.
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #51 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 15:48 GMT (UK) »
I thought the Cheddar man looked very like the Dutch brothers who made him up, deffo some connection!  ;D

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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #52 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 18:10 GMT (UK) »
Did anyone else find the cartoon people both irritating and patronizing?

And I don't care whether our early ancestors had luminous green skin with purple spots but I wouldn't expect a scientist to imply that all early inhabitants of Britain had that particular colouring from just one individual example!
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Re: Cheddar Man's DNA
« Reply #53 on: Tuesday 20 February 18 18:25 GMT (UK) »
Did anyone else find the cartoon people both irritating and patronizing?

And I don't care whether our early ancestors had luminous green skin with purple spots but I wouldn't expect a scientist to imply that all early inhabitants of Britain had that particular colouring from just one individual example!

I thought they were the highlight of the programme and quite funny.

Perhaps I am too easily impressed  ;)