Tag: Skeletons

Matter: Crossing From Asia, the First Americans Rushed Into the Unknown

Nearly 11,000 years ago, a man died in what is now Nevada. Wrapped in a rabbit-skin blanket and reed mats, he was buried in a place called Spirit Cave. Now scientists have recovered and analyzed his DNA, along with that of 70 other ancient people whose remains were discovered throughout the Americas. The findings lend […]

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Ties: Family History in Her Bones

I hold my 4-year-old daughter’s hand as she lies on the cold surface of the X-ray table, watching her brow furrow as she concentrates on holding her left ankle at the awkward angle in which the technician placed it. This is, for her, an exciting experience, something about which she feels only curiosity. She asks […]

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