Baby skeleton from Alaska reveals origins of Native Americans Baby skeleton from Alaska reveals origins of Native Americans

Baby skeleton from Alaska reveals origins of Native Americans

Admin Jan 08,2018

DNA from an infant girl who died 11,500 years ago reveals where America’s first human settlers came from and when they arrived.

She probably died in her first year. But the skeleton of an infant girl who lived in Alaska 11,500 years ago has yielded tantalising new evidence for how and when people first colonised America. It reinforces a long-standing idea that the first settlers came from Siberia, across what was then a land bridge.