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Skull of ancient human found in burned Brazilian museum

October 19, 2018 8:00 PM
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RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The skull of Luzia, the oldest known human fossil in the Americas, was found by researchers combing through debris at Brazil’s National Museum, which burned down in September, the Museum said on Friday.

The skull, though damaged, was protected by a cabinet that fell over the glass box it was encased in, the museum’s deputy director Cristiana Serejo said. “Good news, a miracle, after this tragedy,” she said.

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