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Bones From Siberia Share Similar DNA To Native Americans

November 22, 2013

Researchers from the Natural History Museum of Denmark and Texas A&M say that DNA from a gene pool discovered in the skeletal remains of a 24,000-year-old young Siberian boy could be responsible for about one-third of all modern Native Americans. DNA sequencing from the skeleton showed that 14-38% of the modern Native Americans had this Siberian connection. How did this make the researchers feel? They said, “well, it surprised us quite a bit.”

[ Read the Article: DNA Study Suggests Native Americans May Have Originated From Siberia ]