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Ancient Infant Was Ancestor of Today's Native Americans

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Science  14 Feb 2014:
Vol. 343, Issue 6172, pp. 716-717
DOI: 10.1126/science.343.6172.716

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Researchers sequenced the complete nuclear genome of an infant found on land owned by the Anzick family back in 1968. The so-called Anzick child, represented by a skull and a few other bones, was closely associated with sophisticated tools from the Clovis culture, thought to be the first well-established presence of the earliest Americans. The genome is especially closely related to that of today's native populations from Central and South America, establishing a direct link between ancient Paleoindians and Native Americans.

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