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Amelia Earhart's Bones Unidentified for Decades Because Scientists Thought They Were Too Strong To Be A Woman’s
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Bones found on a Pacific Island in the 1940s, which were likely to be those of pilot Amelia Earhart, went unidentified for years because scientists believed they belonged to a man, an anthropologist has claimed in a new study. When the bones were discovered on Nikumaroro Island—about three years after Earhart disappeared and was eventually declared lost at sea—Dr. D.W. Hoodless, principal of the Central Medical School, Fiji, examined them and concluded they were a male’s in 1941. read more


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