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Editorial: Let's study Kennewick Man

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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2002

The Denver Post in an editorial today makes the case for scientists to study the remains of the 9,000-year-old Kennewick Man.

"Study of the material is of paramount scientific importance," the paper writes, pointing to possible advances in "anthropology, medicine and many other sciences."

The paper reacts to a federal judge's ruling opening up the remains to scientists. Five Pacific Northwest tribes oppose study.

The judge struck down a Clinton administration decision to repatriate the remains. The Bush administration has not said if it will appeal.

Get the Story:
Editorial: Research with respect (The Denver Post 10/2)

Relevant Links:
Kennewick Man, Department of Interior - http://www.cr.nps.gov/aad/kennewick
Friends of America's Past - http://www.friendsofpast.org/main.html
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center, The Tri-City (Washington) Herald - http://www.kennewick-man.com

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