The ‘Atacama Humanoid’ featured in the documentary ‘Sirius,’ to be released on April 22, was not a fetus as has been suggested by many commentators, but was 6 to 8 years old, according to the team producing the film. According to a press release issued today by the Sirius team, a DNA sample from bone marrow extracted from the specimen provides proof of age. "Ata was male and survived post-birth 6 to 8 years," said a team spokesperson. This would mean that the body, which has nine rib pairs as opposed to a human’s twelve, is not an animal fetus.
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