10,000 Year Old Bones Of Boy Found In Underwater Mexican Cave
August 26, 2010: Daily Mail Reporter / Mail Online – August 25, 2010
The remains of a prehistoric child that were found in an underwater cave in Mexico four years ago have now been removed by a team of divers.
The skeletal remains of the boy, dubbed the Young Hol Chan, are more than 10,000 years old and are among the oldest human bones found in the Americas. Scientists hope that the well-preserved corpse will offer clues to ancient human migration.
The corpse was discovered in 2006 by a pair of German cave divers who were exploring unique flooded sandstone sinkholes, known as cenotes, common to the eastern Mexican state of Quintana Roo.
He appears to have been a young boy and was found with his legs bent to his left side and his arms extended to either side of his body. No other ancient skeleton has ever been found in this position.
Scientists spent three years studying the remains where they lay before deciding it was safe to bring the skeleton to the surface for further study.
Anthropologists from the National Automonous University of Mexico think that the body was placed in the cave in a funeral ceremony performed late in the Pleistocene epoch when the sea level was around 488 feet lower than it is today.
Experts recovered 60 percent of the skeleton, including bones from both arms and legs, vertebrae, ribs, the skull and several teeth – all fantastically preserved.
Divers have also found the partial skeletons of three other people, known as the Woman of Naharon, the Woman of Las Palmas and the Temple Man, all of which were discovered inside other flooded caves.
Scientists believe that the latest discovery ‘strengthens the hypothesis that the American continent was populated starting with several migrations coming from Asia.’
In an announcement the university said that the burial sites ‘reveal migrations coming from southeastern Asia before those known up to now as Clovis groups, which are said to have crossed from northern Asia, also via the Bering Strait, at the end of the Ice Age.’
Some scientists believe that the Clovis people crossed into America from Asia around 14,000 years ago and gradually made their way down, over many generations, to settle in northern Mexico.
Others believe that the first people in America actually crossed from the Pacific on boats, possibly even earlier than the Clovis.
The finds at the caves in Quintana Roo appear to predate earlier Clovis finds from similar areas in Mexico…
The institute is co-ordinating a study of early human migration to eastern Mexico that aims to deepen the understanding of the movement of people across the Bering Strait at the end of the last Ice Age.
The Young Hol Chan, named after the cenote where he was discovered, was found in a darkened cave 27 feet beneath the surface.
The Tonka Report Editor’s Note: For all of you so-called Christians who still believe the earth was created 6,000 years ago, not only does this and many other much older discoveries around the world completely disprove your theory, but shows that you are not reading the Bible with the Holy Spirit. Adam was not the first man created (Genesis 1:27), he was the first man “formed” who became a “living soul” (Genesis 2:7) a little over 6,000 years ago. God created man, the Lord God (spirit of the Lord Jesus Christ before He was manifest in the flesh) formed Adam much later. Follow the genealogy in Genesis 5, then do the math using the Great Flood as a time reference. Both evolution and Creationism occurred, but at different times in earth’s history that overlap in the narrative that has been distorted throughout time by nefarious factions. And yes, folks, I am a Christian, and an ordained pastor who seeks the truth… - SJH
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