a boy whose remains were found near mal'ta is usually known by the abbreviation ma-1. discovered in the 1920s, the remains have been dated to 24,000 bp. according to research published since 2013, ma-1 belonged to a population related to the genetic ancestors of siberians, american indians, and bronze age yamnaya and botai people of the eurasian steppe. in particular, modern-day native americans, kets, mansi, and selkup have been found to harbour a significant amount of ancestry related to ma-1 /mal'ta–buret' https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mal%27ta%E2%80%93Buret%27_culture