Scientists reveal 10,000-year-old mummy is Native American ancestor

DNA testing discredits theory Nevada’s ‘Spirit Cave mummy’ is of Paleoamerican heritage

Scientists attempting to map out the historical migrations of North and South America by analysing ancient bones have revealed that a 10,000-year-old skeleton unearthed in a cave in Nevada is the ancestor of a Native American tribe.

The iconic skeleton, known as the “Spirit Cave mummy”, was reburied this summer by the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone people in Nevada, bringing closure to a decades-long legal dispute with anthropologists who fought for it to remain on display in a museum.

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Source: theguardian
Scientists reveal 10,000-year-old mummy is Native American ancestor