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Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

Researchers recently concluded that a 10,000-year-old skeleton in Nevada, believed to belong to the world’s oldest naturally preserved mummy, represents that of an ancestor of a modern-day Native American tribe. According to SlashGear, the so-called “Spirit Cave mummy” was originally thought to be the skeleton … Continue reading Scientists confirm world’s oldest natural mummy is Native American ancestor.

Indian slavery once thrived in New Mexico. Latinos are finding family ties to it. | The New York Times

  Lenny Trujillo made a startling discovery when he began researching his descent from one of New Mexico’s pioneering Hispanic families: One of his ancestors was a slave.   “I didn’t know about New Mexico’s slave trade, so I was just stunned,” said Mr. Trujillo, … Continue reading Indian slavery once thrived in New Mexico. Latinos are finding family ties to it. | The New York Times

Genetics rewrites the history of early america – and, maybe, the field of archaeology | Smithsonian

  The story of how Homo sapiens spread from Africa to the rest of the world is a tangled epic, full of false starts and dead ends. Yet perhaps nowhere is the puzzle more difficult than in the Americas, two landmasses divided from the rest of the … Continue reading Genetics rewrites the history of early america – and, maybe, the field of archaeology | Smithsonian