April 8, 2017

New Analysis of 12,000 Year Old Remains of a Girl Found in a Yucatan Cenote.

New analysis by INAH of the 12,000 year old skeleton of a girl found in a cenote in the Yucatan in 2007, nicknamed “Naia,” shows that the girl traveled a long distance and suffered severe nutritional stress that scarred her bones and teeth. Half of her bones were recovered. She died at age 15-17 from a fall into the deep pit where she was found. It appears she gave birth.

Nature.com has the report here;
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-bones-reveal-girl-s-tough-life-in-early-americas-1.21753

And the full research paper is here;
Nature 544, 15–16 (06 April 2017) doi:10.1038/nature.2017.21753

Mike Ruggeri’s Web Pages
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