Skeleton From Cave Sheds Light on Early Americans

Skeleton From Cave Sheds Light on Early Americans
Jan Arild Aaserud/Great Mayan Aquifer Project-INAH via AP

Nearly 10,000 years ago, the body of a young woman ended up in a dry cave in southern Mexico. Her bones, discovered by divers in the now-submerged cave, are revealing clues to a short, hard life as well as the history of the first Americans.  

Traditionally, scientists thought just one group of humans crossed a land bridge connecting Asia to North America around 12,000 years ago.

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