Sunday, September 07, 2008

Oldest Skeleton in Americas Found in Underwater Cave?
Deep inside an underwater cave in Mexico, archaeologists may have discovered the oldest human skeleton ever found in the Americas.

Dubbed Eva de Naharon, or Eve of Naharon, the female skeleton has been dated at 13,600 years old. If that age is accurate, the skeleton—along with three others found in underwater caves along the Caribbean coast of the Yucat√°n Peninsula—could provide new clues to how the Americas were first populated.

I'm wary of the dating, though it seems undoubtedly pretty old based on the location and associated fauna. But, as mentioned, they've been sitting in water for a long time.