America’s only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry

America’s only Clovis skeleton genome offers clues to Native American ancestry

Clovis

After decoding the child’s genome, an international team of experts said they can confirm that modern Native Americans are direct descendents of the first people to have settled the continent from Asia some 15,000 years ago, and not migrants from Europe.

“The genetic data… confirms that the ancestors of this boy originated from Asia,” said Michael Waters of the Texas-based Center for the Study of the First Americans, who co-authored the report in the journal Nature.

The child’s family, in turn, were “directly ancestral to present-day Native Americans”.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-02-america-clovis-skeleton-genome-clues.html#jCp

 

 

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