Human Skeletons of Tehuacán

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Science  23 Apr 1965:
Vol. 148, Issue 3669, pp. 496-497
DOI: 10.1126/science.148.3669.496


The oldest series of human skeletons in the New World shows a high incidence of traumatic lesions during the early nomadic hunting and gathering phase, dental patterns which reflect the transition to an agricultural economy, some evidences of microevolution occurring in a local population, and one probable example of pre-Columbian syphilis.