The Americas’ Oldest Most Complete Human Skeleton

May 15, 2014---The skeleton of a teenage girl who lived during the last ice age has been determined to be the oldest most complete human skeleton ever discovered in the New World. Researchers expect that the 12,000- to 13,000-year-old remains, found in an underwater cave in 2007, will increase our understanding of the Americas’ first people, and establish a definitive link between earliest Americans and modern Native Americans.

The expedition was led by the Mexican government's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH) and supported by the National Geographic Society. It will be featured in National Geographic magazine and on a National Geographic/NOVA special that will air on PBS in 2015.

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