On October 19, 2018, it was announced that most of Luzia's remains were identified from the Museu Nacional debris, which allowed them to rebuild part of her skeleton. 80% of the fragments were identified as being part of the frontal (forehead and nose), side, bones that are more resistant and the fragment of her femur that also belonged to the fossil and was stored. A part of the box that contained Luzia's skull was also recovered. The reassembly of the bones has not yet been undertaken.
The site found in Praviter was part of a larger site called the Lapa Vermelha, which was opened in 1967 in southern Brazil. Lapa Vermelha is well known as the site of the discovery of the first evidence of an ancient human presence in the Americas at the end of the Pleistocene Period. The Lapa Vermelha site is bounded by the calcareous hills of the Vila Nova do Guarita plateau, by low scrublands to the east and by a belt of tell of the Vila Nova do Guarita to the west.
LuZia, a woman of paleo-indian age (11,500+ years old), was found in a cave in the area of Pedro Leopoldo, called Lapa Vermelha, in the South of Brazil. The last analysis of the excavations that took place in 1995 and 1996, enabled the recovery of some fragments of the skull, which were preserved lying next to the skeleton of an infant mule. The site discovered in Pujou, state of Minas Gerais, in Brazil. 7211a4ac4a
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