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Researchers recently used DNA from the 10,000-year-old “Cheddar Man”, one of Britain’s oldest skeletons, to unveil what the first inhabitants of what now is Britain actually looked like. A recent article in The Conversation with Oxford Big Data Institute's George Busby explains how DNA from old skeletons has provided intriguing findings about our ancestors and how rapid advances in genetic sequencing over the past few decades have opened up a whole new window into the past.