A diving team has found an ancient human skeleton tracing back more than 12,000 years. They made their discovery off the coast of the Yucatan Peninsula in early May. Researchers say this is the most important finding yet from the new archeological site: Hoyo Negro.
The skeleton demonstrates a genetic link between the first Native Americans and the people who migrated across the Bering Land Bridge in the last Ice Age. What fascinates researchers most about it are the distinct difference it has with other human skeletons of the same time and place. Specialists argue these particularities might be due to sudden evolutionary changes among early hunter gatherers of the Americas. To read more about the discovery head to Science Daily and to view more images of early humans go to Science Source.