What race does the spirit caveman found in Nevada belong to?


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Tom Jackson answered

Since a race of humans is a grouping based on shared physical traits, ancestry, or genetics, I will try to give you a more useful response than you have received so far.

There were originally some indications that the remains may not have had a genetic linkage to current populations of Native Americans, causing years of litigation regarding the applicability of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA). However DNA sequencing finally determined that the Spirit Cave Man is most closely linked to contemporary tribal communities. The remains were turned over to the Fallon Paiute-Shoshone Tribe on November 22, 2016.

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Adam Akim answered

The ancient remains of Spirit Cave Man may finally be going home after the Bureau ... 2006, where the body of Spirit Cave Man was found near Fallon, Nev. ... For decades, claiming the bones and associated artifacts belonged to their ancestors. ... It appears as if Spirit Cave Man willsoon be at rest as well.

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