Preview – The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man

Cheddar Man

This documentary follows the UK’s most ambitious and cutting-edge ancient DNA project to date. For the first time, a team of top scientists at the Natural History Museum and University College London have analysed the DNA of Britain’s oldest complete skeleton.

Known as Cheddar Man, this human male fossil was originally unearthed over 100 years ago in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar Gorge, Somerset.

The First Brit: Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man, Sunday, 8 pm – Channel 4

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