Skeleton Sheds Light on First Humans in Americas

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We are learning more about the oldest genetically-intact skeleton ever to be found in the Americas. An underwater cave off the coast of Mexico known as Hoyo Negro offers a treasure trove of potential insights about the first inhabitants of the new World.

Researchers found the nearly intact skeleton of a teenage girl nicknamed “Naia.”  They believe she fell to her death in the cave, which flooded, preserving her bones along with those of many other animals.

CCTV’s Chris Casquejo reports on scientists analyzing the remains of this 12,000 year-old skeleton.

Skeleton Sheds Light on First Humans in Americas

Skeleton Sheds Light on First Humans in Americas

We are learning more about the oldest genetically-intact skeleton ever to be found in the Americas. CCTV's Chris Casquejo reports on the scientists analyzing the remains of a 12,000 year-old female called "Naia."