Neolithic and Early Bronze Age inhabitants of British Isles had black hair, dark skin and blue eyes
Genetic analysis of the earliest inhabitants of England has revealed that these people had black hair, dark skin and blue eyes. They had little in common, appearance-wise, with the modern inhabitants of the British Isles. These people were pushed aside or genetically diluted in England by immigrants with agricultural skills. These people were later diluted genetically by immigrants with knowledge of metals.
Irish scientists have found the same aboriginal people living in Ireland, but their disappearance came much later. Around 2350 BC it rained almost continuously in Ireland and western Britain. Ireland was almost depopulated, except for the western mountains, due to massive floods. The people in the western mountains became the Ciar Reigh or Dark People (Black Irish). Much of Ireland was repopulated afterward by immigrants from Britain.
By the time of the Great Irish Flood and Bronze Age, the skin tone of the Ciar Reigh or Dark People would have lightened to be almost identical to that of American Indians. There would have been very little difference in their appearance.
To read this report, go to: https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/02/ancient-face-cheddar-man-reconstructed-dna-spd/
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