Friday, September 05, 2008

Oldest Skeleton in Americas Found in Underwater Cave

Deep inside an underwater cave in Mexico, archaeologists may have discovered the oldest human skeleton ever found in the Americas.

Dubbed Eva de Naharon, or Eve of Naharon, the female skeleton has been dated at 13,600 years old. If that age is accurate, the skeleton—along with three others found in underwater caves along the Caribbean coast of the Yucat√°n Peninsula—could provide new clues to how the Americas were first populated. Read full story

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