08 Mar '18, 3pm

Bones discovered on a Pacific island belong to Amelia Earhart, a new forensic analysis shows

Bones discovered on a Pacific island belong to Amelia Earhart, a new forensic analysis shows

Amelia Earhart's story is revolutionary: She was the first woman to fly alone across the Atlantic Ocean, and might have been the first to fly around the world had her plane not vanished over the Pacific Ocean in 1937. After decades of mystery surrounding her disappearance, her story might come to a close. A new scientific study claims that bones found in 1940 on the Pacific Island of Nikumaroro belong to Earhart, despite a forensic analysis of the remains conducted in 1941 that linked the bones to a male. The bones, revisited in the study "Amelia Earhart and the Nikumaroro Bones" by University of Tennessee professor Richard Jantz, were discarded. For decades they have remained an enigma, as some have speculated that Earhart died a castaway on the island after her plane crashed. The bones were uncovered by a British expedition exploring the island for settlement after they ...

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