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Bones Found 76 Years Ago Could Be Amelia Earhart's

Researchers believe skeletal remains found in 1940 are “virtually identical” in size ratio to those of the long-lost aviator. They had previously been dismissed because the first scientist to examine the bones believed they were a man’s!  The bones were found in 1946 on the island of Nikumaroro, then known as Gardner Island. Airplane fragments believed to be from her lost plane were recovered in 1991 from the island, which was a bit south of where she was expected to make a stop. Other artifacts found on the island have included a jar believed to be of anti-freckle cream, a woman’s mirror, and buttons and a zipper from a flight jacket.