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A study shows that Native Americans may have had roots in southern China.
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A study shows that Native Americans may have had roots in southern China.

In an absolute sense, the world is quite small. Recent research that was published in the journal Current Biology makes the hypothesis that the ancestors of Native Americans originated in Southern China. According to a news release, researchers have determined that ancient human fossils found in China dating back 14,000 years and belonging to an extinct maternal branch may be connected to Native Americans. On the international geologic timescale, the Late Pleistocene is an age that is not officially recognized. The fossil is at least as old as this age. In order to do an analysis of the fossil records, the researchers compared the genomes of the fossils to the genomes of humans from all around the world. The findings indicated that the skeleton belonged to a person who had ties...