Now this has finally been proved thatÂ Skeleton says Native Americansâ€™ ancestors first arrived in Beringia
New clues are being found about the Native Americans and when they came to this part of the world. A young girlâ€™s skeleton has given new insights into how the people looked at time and as to from which part of the world they came.
Scientists who have named the teenaged girl whose skeleton was found as Naia suggest that the girl lived some 12000 years ago. Scientists suggest that skeleton proves that the girl and other Native Americans actually came from Siberia to this part of the world.
Scientists are of the opinion that the girlsâ€™ fossilized skeleton found in the Americas is the oldest to have ever been discovered. They are also of the view that finally they have found the answer of question, â€œWhy do Native Americans look different from their ancestors?â€
Scientists are of the opinion that the Native Americansâ€™ ancestors first arrived in Beringia. It is a loosely defined region surrounding the Bering Strait, the Chukchi Sea, and the Bering Sea. They believe that this area includes parts of Chukotka and Kamchatka in Russia as well as Alaska in the United States.
This is a great development and scientists were able to find important secrets out of the skeleton and named it Naia. Recalling the historic moment, Alberto Nava, one of the divers, said: â€œIt was a small cranium lying upside down with a perfect set of teeth and dark eye sockets looking back at us.â€ It is understood that the teenage girl was 15 or 16 years old when she died in the Mexican cave some 13,000 years ago. Slightly built, about 4 feet, 10 inches tall (1.47 meters), the girl must have fallen to her death during her foray to a cave to find freshwater. This fact has been confirmed by archaeologist James Chatters of the firm of Applied Paleoscience, one of the leaders of the study.