Scientists have recovered the first genome from the skeleton of a 7,000-year-old European hunter-gatherer. The discovery comes from a human skeleton found in 2006 in the La Braña-Arintero cave complex in northwest Leon, Spain. What the scientists have found is that the man, who was from the Mesolithic period between 5-10,000 years ago, was European with genes that are characteristic of African descent, but also had the genetics of a blue eyed-European. After analysis of ‘La Brana 1’, the man was of a rare genetic profile, likely proving that early humans had a combination of heritage, blue eyes and dark brown skin. The skeleton of ‘La Braña 1’ are the oldest human remains found to date.

From the condition of the man’s bones, he ate a low-starch diet and was lactose intolerant. The information was discovered from the DNA of the man’s tooth. The scientists will be able to make more conclusive results about the overall genetic makeup of early humans of the Mesolithic period once the bones of a second skeleton, ‘La Braña 2’, from the same cave are analyzed. The remains of ‘La Braña 1’ were able to be analyzed using complete mitochondrial DNA.

Researchers believe that the remains of both skeletons are not of those related to the inhabitants that reside in present-day Leon.

Prior to the findings of the skeletons in the cave in Spain, the oldest human DNA belonged to Otzi the Iceman, a 5,300-year-old mummy found in the Alps in 1991.

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9 thoughts on “Little Known Black History Fact: Early Brown-Skinned African Europeans

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  2. Candygirl on said:

    I think some you may be looking at this information the wrong way. I think this is just further proof that all people are of African descent. Although I also don’t think these are the earliest human remains found, this is just further evidence that black people were not confined to Africa prior to slavery. African artistry has been found from China to South America that dates back thousands of years. In actuality, Africans were among some of the first explorers. There has even been documents found that Christopher Columbus hired a black ship crew because they were more knowledgeable at navigating the seas. Prior the White agenda to whitewash any and all black history, it was common to see mixing of races.

  3. My readings indicated that the skull of earliest known man was found in Tanzania by a Dr. Louis Leakey. This article posited that these most recent discoveries were of the earliest known man. Interestingly, Dr. Leakey’s findings show no link to Europeans. Further, geneticist Mendel posited that his gene studies indicate the first woman originated on the continent of Africa.

  4. Insomemaze on said:

    Read Dr.Diop’s books and get the facts! The fact is we need to look at the video The BlackMan(State of Emergency) on Youtube. Peace!

  5. keebee51 on said:

    What a joke and waste of tax dollars. I want them to put that ugly thing back where they dug it up. Put it back in the dirt! Hurry up!

  6. 06050412 on said:

    @Sundiata…. I agree, where is the money for the study coming from. Why couldn’t he be of African decent with European charactics. Blue eyes are not necessarily an indication of European ancestry. There are Black people with blue eyes.

  7. this could be some propaganda to further take black history away from us.
    whites have used history/science to say
    1) egyptians were white
    2) runaway slaves were sick in the head
    3) Lombroso’s theory
    4) blacks have smaller brains
    5) broken window theory
    i wanna physically see the scientists and know where their funding came from

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