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24,000 Year-old Skeleton Reveals Clues about Native American Origins

Results from DNA testing of a 24,000 year-old skeleton of a young boy reinforces the theory that the first Americans came from Siberia. The testing showed that nearly 30 percent of modern Native Americans’ ancestry comes from the so-called Mal’ta child’s gene pool. The remains were discovered in the late 1920s near the village of Mal’ta in south central Siberia. “Our study proves that Native Americans ancestors migrated to the Americas from Siberia and not directly from Europe as some...

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