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The mysterious male skeleton found on a Monterey job site last month is 4,080 years old, testing has revealed.
The age solidifies early assumptions he was Native American, significantly predating European contact.
The skeleton’s age did not surprise the local Ohlone Costanoan Esselen Nation.
“What can we say? These are our ancestors and we know they’ve been here for longer than the 4,000 years,” chairwoman Louise Miranda Ramirez said.