The Cheddar Man of Britain: Fact, Fantasy or Fiction

“Cheddar Man is a human male fossil found in Gough’s Cave in Cheddar GorgeSomerset, England. The skeletal remains date to the Mesolithic (ca. 9100 BP), and it appears that he died a violent death. A large crater-like lesion just above the skull’s right orbit suggests that the man may have also been suffering from a bone infection at the time. It is Britain’s oldest complete human skeleton.

Excavated in 1903, the remains are kept by the Natural History Museum in London, currently on display in the new Human Evolution gallery.[1] A replica of the skeleton is exhibited in the “Cheddar Man and the Cannibals” museum in Cheddar village. The death of Cheddar Man remains a mystery. A hole in his skull suggests violence, and Gough’s Cave was used for cannibalismtrophy display or secondary burial by pre-historic humans.[2]


A Channel 4 documentary was broadcast in February 2018 about the claim that Cheddar Man represents irrefutable DNA evidence that the first Britons were black to brown.

This was based on the blind assumption that white people had not evolved [or did not pre-dominate] at the time Cheddar Man lived, which was purportedly in the Mesolithic Age, around 8000 BC, when the British Isles were attached to what we now know as mainland Europe and Scandinavia, the northern most parts of which were frozen wastelands.

It becomes immediately obvious to unprejudiced eyes that it is somewhat disingenuous to claim that Cheddar Man was representative of the first Britons, several thousand years before the ancient isles broke away from the mainland, according to compelling geological, historical and astronomical evidence.

This is most likely to have occurred, as William Comyns Beaumont argues formidably in Britain – Key To World History, as does Immanuel Velikovsky’s Earth in Upheaval, as the result of at least one monumental cosmic catastrophe.

Comyns Beaumont argues the cause was gigantic twin comets, which were cast down from Saturn, striking the Earth at tremendous speed and with monumental force around 3134 BC.

This, he claims, caused the devastation of an ancient civilization which dominated the world, as well as significant atmospheric, environmental and weather changes right across the Earth and the formation of the British Isles and Scandinavia.

Comyns Beaumont describes this cosmic event at the Great Catastrophe, which he suggests gave rise to a plethora of flood or deluge mythologies, most famously recorded, whether allegorically or historically, in the in the biblical story of Noah.

It naturally follows that proving the existence of that which is living or plainly exists or existed in the world is much easier than proving that which existed before the Great Catastrophe, since so much of what was here before was obliterated by fire, rock and water.

Yet it appears that the Natural History Museum and the documentary filmmakers are claiming that DNA has been extracted by the museum’s scientists from the inner ear bone of Cheddar Man, the remains of whom the museum has been presumed to be in constant possession of since not long after it opened in 1903.

Since when Cheddar Man, whose remains are “owned” by the Marquess of Bath, has been on display in various forms for long periods, in environments which do not protect human skeletons from very rapid and inevitable decay when exposed to the air and sunlight.

According to John, a paleontologist at World Building, who is experienced in handling fossilized mammoth bones, the rate of decay really depends on four things:

  1. How well sealed the environment is.
  2. Low humidity.
  3. The temperature being consistently above freezing or consistently below.
  4. How much anatomy the people in possession know [with less knowledge tending towards longer preservation].

He continues:

“As long as only bacteria or small insects can get to it bones, and it is dry they may survive intact (identifiable) for 300 years as long as they do not go through too many freeze/thaw cycles. Basically, the better the conditions are for natural mummification the better they are for your bones. [… ] There is one way to preserve the bones, but they will not be easy to find afterwards. Guano can seal and preserve material in a similar fashion to amber, but you need to keep it away from the sun and it needs to build up quickly.  […

Bones turning to dust requires a very dry environment, you need to keep biological activity to a minimum. I have handled fossilized mammoth bones in Wyoming and you could crush them with your hands and they were constantly flaking off bone. They were buried in almost 3 feet of natron soil in an extremely dry environment.”

It is generally accepted that Cheddar Man was found in a fossilized form, under a layer of stalagmite in Cheddar Gorge in 1903. There is little to no evidence available publicly which proves or disproves that the skeleton was air sealed within the stalagmite.

However, if one accepts that he did exist in the period claimed and that this was his final resting place, there can be no doubt that from the moment Cheddar Man died to the time his remains were excavated, his remains would necessarily have been subject to changes in humidity and temperatures which fluctuated between freezing and warm, thousands of times over.

This, as our experienced paleontologist above has implied, would necessarily mean they could not have lasted 10,000 years in such conditions and would soon have crumbled to dust, after being exposed to the air more than a century ago.

Even if the Natural History Museum has maintained a steady cool temperature in every room he has been stored in since 1903, each of which has been perpetually de-humidified and insulated from freezing and rising temperatures, the scientists, considered by many to be experts on anatomy, have nevertheless handled the remains countless times over that period.

During which Cheddar Man has been regularly displayed as an exhibit, as he is today, without showing any signs of noticeable decay. This gives rise to a painfully obvious question:

If the remains of a fossilized mammoth were “constantly flaking off the bone” when touched by a paleontologist, how did this not happen to Cheddar Man’s skull and bones every time they were handled, or when one of the museum’s scientists drilled into the “dense” inner ear bone to retrieve a sample of his DNA?

In the words of Dr Selina Brace:

“To extract ancient DNA from a human or animal what you’re looking for is a dense bone which might have protected the DNA inside it as much as possible.

We used to use leg bones or teeth as the thick bones and enamel keep DNA quite intact, but in the last two years we’ve shifted to using the petrous, or inner ear bone, which is the densest bone in the human body. However it isn’t a golden egg.

You can still fail to retrieve useful DNA. But if the body was deposited in a good environment, where there was a cool and constant temperature then the petrous bone is a good place to find useful ancient DNA.”

On Dr Brace’s own terms, it is simply inconceivable that Cheddar Man’s remains were not subject to freeze and thaw cycles, even in the event that they were air sealed under stalagmite for 10,000 years, in a gorge in south west Britain [a set of isles famed for its freeze and thaw cycles] over many millennia.

Tt therefore appears extremely unlikely that the inner ear bone would have remained dense enough for Dr Brace and her colleagues at the museum to retrieve any useful sample of DNA; or that they are working with what they claim to be, whether knowingly or unknowingly.

Furthermore, when one merely scratches the surface of the increasingly prevalent claim that Cheddar Man is representative of the original Britons and that the white race has evolved from the formerly predominant black or brown races of homo sapiens, it immediately becomes apparent that the veracity of this position is entirely dependent upon the assumption that the Theory of Evolution is an immutable Law of Nature.

However, as there has not been one example of any species being observed to evolve into another species, either before or since Darwin’s theory was expounded in the 19th century, evolution remains nothing but an unproven theory,.

As does the argument that Cheddar Man proves that black to brown people were the original inhabitants of Britain or the pre-historically frozen north of the European continent, where white skin and light eyes are essential for vitamin D absorption, optimum health and posterity and dark skinned people suffer from endemic and chronic vitamin D deficiency.


Cheddar Man is simply another miracle of ‘modern science’, the proponents of which claim to have proven that a pre-conceived theor[that the black race originally dominated Britain], based on an unproven hypothesis [that the white race evolved from the black], is supposedly shown to be fact by a mock-up of a dark face with blue eyes, that is almost certainly based upon a misleading DNA sample.

Without establishing what can actually be observed in nature before drawing these conclusions, the claims being made about Cheddar Man might well be part fantasy, part fiction, but there is absolutely no credible evidence to suggest that any aspect of the conclusions drawn are in any way factual.

This is flawed science by another name and black supremacism by yet another, as the hate-filled, government-backed propaganda continues to spew out on mainstream, alternative and social media, about people with fair skin, blue, green or grey eyes and various degrees of blonde or red hair, who are being denied their heritage, history and homelands.

Whilst being routinely blamed for every problem the world has ever had, in a blatant and concerted attempt to divide and conquer people of all races, cultures and religions, who might otherwise unite and conquer their common enemy, without a single shot being fired.

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