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Funeral held for 12,600-year-old baby

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By The Associated Press
Saturday, June 28, 2014, 7:54 p.m.
 

WILSALL, Mont. — The 12,600-year-old remains of a toddler were reburied on Saturday in a Native American ceremony.

Scientists studied his remains, which were recovered four decades ago. His DNA showed 80 percent of all present-day indigenous people in North and South America are direct descendants of his family.

“I hope that this is the final closure for you, too, as it is for us,” said Crow tribal elder Thomas Larson Medicine Horse Sr., addressing the family on whose property the child was found.

 

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