Amelia Earhart DNA tests prove inconclusive

Published on March 4th, 2011 | by Sevaan Franks

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DNA tests performed on what are allegedly fragments of Amelia Earhart’s finger bones have proved inconclusive.

Cecil M. Lewis Jr. of the University of Oklahoma‘s Molecular Anthropology Laboratories reported “the question of whether the bone is human must remain unanswered” until new technologies may make a determination possible.

The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) asked Lewis to test the bones found in 2010 on Nikumaroro, formerly Gardner Island. The bone tested by Lewis may be from Earhart’s finger, the group says.

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Story: Phil Gast, CNN | Photo: Getty Images

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