Thursday, February 13, 2014

Native American Update

Ancient native boy's genome reignites debate over first Americans: A new analysis challenges the out-of-Europe hypothesis, which has figured in a political debate over the rights of present-day Native American tribes. Scientists announced on Wednesday that they had, for the first time, determined the full genome sequence of an ancient American, a toddler who lived some 12,600 years ago and was buried in western Montana. His DNA, they report, links today's Native Americans to ancient migrants from easternmost Asia.

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

I thought everyone knew they came from Asia.

Bill Crider said...

I thought the same, but apparently it's not a settled issue among anthropologists.