An­cient abo­rig­i­nal re­mains re­buried

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WILSALL, Mon. — The 12,600-year-old re­mains of an in­fant boy were re­buried Satur­day in an abo­rig­i­nal cer­e­mony in the U.S. af­ter sci­en­tists re­cov­ered DNA from the child dis­cov­ered in Mon­tana in 1968.

The boy’s re­mains were put back as close as pos­si­ble to the orig­i­nal burial site. Two film crews, about 30 abo­rig­i­nal tribal rep­re­sen­ta­tives and oth­ers at­tended the cer­e­mony, the re­ported.

“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.

The DNA taken from the boy pro­vided new in­di­ca­tions of the an­cient roots of to­day’s North Amer­i­can abo­rig­i­nals and other na­tive people of the Amer­i­cas.

— The As­so­ci­ated Press

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