Kennewick Man


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An ancient—9,300-year-old—Native American skeleton that is, to date, the most complete prehistoric human remains. It was found in the Pacific Northwest on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996. Kennewick Man—Ken for short—along with other ancient skeletons, has furthered the debate over the origin of early Native American people; the prevailing hypothesis is that of a single wave of migration of hunters and gatherers who followed large herds of game across the Bering land bridge around 12,000 years ago. The rival hypothesis is that of multiple waves of migration
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Morten Rasmussen of the University of Copenhagen and colleagues wrested DNA from Kennewick Man's skeleton and analyzed it for the first time.
Bruce Rigsby discusses how US legal decisions have undercut the effectiveness of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, using the Kennewick Man controversy of the 1990s as his focus.
In a chapter that begins with an account of Kennewick Man, unearthed in the state of Washington in 1996, Schwyzer explores disparate writings: a late medieval poem about St.
Within the United States, this same question has been recently posed with respect to Native American tribes in the case of Kennewick Man.
Riley, who launched her foundation project with a trip to Columbia, South Carolina, in October, is researching the controversy surrounding the discovery of the 9,3o0year-old human remains that have come to be called "Kennewick Man" The bones have become a center of conflict among scientists, public officials, and Native American tribal leaders.
Riley's project will focus on the controversy surrounding the discovery of 9,300 year old human bones that have come to be called Kennewick Man. The bones have become the center of conflict among scientists, public officials and Native American tribal leaders.
The neo-Norsemen argued that they were the nearest tribe related to Kennewick Man and that under NAGPRA they should be given the bones for reburial.
The issue came to a head with Kennewick Man. In this much-publicized case, the chance discovery of a skull along the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington, in 1996,1ed to the finding of 9,000-year-old skeletal remains.
It supported a group of scientists who wanted to study the 9,000-year-old bones of the 'Kennewick Man,' remains, discovered in 1996 and claimed by the Puyallup Tribe.
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