Thursday Feb 20
Clovis People are Ancestors to Native Americans DNA Studies Show
A toddler that was buried 12,600 years ago in the southwestern part of Montana, had it's remains tested and the DNA proves that, prehistoric Clovis People are the ancestors of American Indians, researchers said.
Who were the first Americans?
The ethnic identities of the first humans in the Americas and how they got there continue to create international controversies.
Christian Science Monitor
Ancient toddler's skeleton reveals clues to Native American ancestry
Lithic and osseous tools recovered from the only known Clovis burial site, discovered in Montana in 1968 and found in association with the Clovis-child, whose genome reveals close genetic affiliation with all contemporary Native Americans.
Bad Astronomy Blog
Earliest American Genome Proves Siberian Origins of Native Peoples
The sequencing of DNA from the earliest known North American remains has provided the first genetic confirmation of Native American ancestry, quashed a controversial alternative theory and hinted at possible migration patterns that may revise our understanding of population dispersal from modern-day Alaska to the southern tip of Chile.
Oldest Burial Yields DNA Evidence of First Americans
DNA analysis revealed that the people who made Clovis tools are likely related to all Native Americans living today.