Where Native Americans come from

All tribes seem to derive from the same Asian roots, DNA indicates

By Tina Hesman Saey, 15:21 PM February 14, 2014

DNA from an ancient baby’s skeleton shows that all Native Americans descend from a single gene pool. And their ancestral roots are in Asia, a new study finds.

The bones came from a roughly 12- to 18-month-old boy. He died about 12,600 years ago in what is now Montana. Construction workers uncovered the grave in 1968. It remains the only known burial site of a person from the Clovis culture. 

Clovis is the name of prehistoric people. They lived in what is now the United States and northern Mexic...

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