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Atacama Skeleton
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In 2003, a skeleton was found in an abandoned town in the Chilean desert

of the Atacama. While this finding is not odd, the fact that the skeleton was just 6 inches (15 cm) long was. After DNA testing revealed the skeleton only shared 91% of it’s DNA with humans, theories began to run wild as to what this skeleton belongs to.