Clovis baby’s genome unveils Native American ancestry

DNA from skeleton shows all tribes come from a single population

NATIVE ROOTS  A baby who died some 12,600 years ago is giving new clues about the genetic origins of Native Americans. Stone and bone tools (shown) buried with the infant identify him as one of the Clovis people, a culture that dominated the United States and northern Mexico between 13,000 and 12,600 years ago. 

S. L. Anzick

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