Supremacist Cheeseboard - Episode 48

Content Warning - Racism, Far Right Wing

Cheddar Man was only meant to be one data point within a wider data-set about prehistoric migrations into Britain. Instead the representation of Cheddar Man with dark skin sent the right wing blog-o-sphere into a media furore claiming conspiracy and bad science. And although its fun to laugh at white supremacists who make such a huge point of having direct lineage have to come to terms with a "black ancestor" - is this really the conversation we need to have? Surely there must be more to talk about when it comes to race, genetics and the representation of the past. 

 

Bibliography:

Richardson, L-J. (2014). Understanding Archaeological Authority in a Digital Context, Internet Archaeology 38. 

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/cheddar-man-mesolithic-britain-blue-eyed-boy.html

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/feb/07/first-modern-britons-dark-black-skin-cheddar-man-dna-analysis-reveals

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2161867-ancient-dark-skinned-briton-cheddar-man-find-may-not-be-true/

 

Kevin Logan - (Voice) Person 1 + Customer

https://www.youtube.com/user/ploppy111

Michael Rowlands - (Voice) Narrator 

https://www.youtube.com/user/MrTheMusicManMichael

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