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Tracking the first Americans

A study of 33 ancient skulls excavated from Mexico invites us to reconsider our view of the ancestry of the early Americans. Unlike most other early American remains, the skulls resemble those from south Asian populations.

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Figure 1: The skull of an early American.


Figure 2: Tracing American ancestry.


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