Reconstruction of the Upward Sun River base camp in what is now Alaska. | Eric S. Carlson in collaboration with Ben Potter

A Previously Unknown Group of Ancient Native Americans Was Just Revealed

The newly sequenced genome of an Alaskan infant who lived just after the last Ice Age provides clues about the ancestry and migrations of early Native Americans.

Researchers excavate the Upward Sun River infants. | Ben Potter
Cove at Lake Baikal in the mountainous Russian region of southern Siberia. Credit: Wikimedia Commons Wikimedia Commons
1914 image showing canoes of the Kwakiutl, an indigenous people from the Pacific Northwest Coast. Wikimedia Commons