An ancient skeleton from an underwater Mexican cave sheds light on early Americans

Bones from a woman who died around age 30 appear close to 10,000 years old

skull of Chan Hol 3 skeleton

Divers found the Chan Hol 3 skeleton (skull pictured) in the same cave system where nine other human skeletons and ancient animal fossils have turned up. “The Tulum caves contain a bonanza of treasures for paleontology, archaeology and anthropology,” says Wolfgang Stinnesbeck of the University of Heidelberg in Germany, coauthor of a new paper describing the newfound skeleton.

Jerónimo Avilés Olguín

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