Topic ID #34390 - posted 1/9/2015 8:26 AM

Naia Reborn: See the Surprising Face of a First American



Charlie Hatchett

Researchers and artists have reconstructed the face of a teenage girl who lived 12,000 years ago in Mexico, and it's not the kind of face a person might typically associate with Native Americans.
The remains of the girl, nicknamed Naia (after the Greek term for a water nymph), were recovered from an underwater cave on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Naia is regarded as one of the earliest known residents of the Americas — but her skull has a shape associated with African or South Pacific populations rather than the typical Siberian look...

Pre-Clovis: Naia Reborn: See the Surprising Face of a First American





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