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Scientists begin study of Kennewick Man remains

A group of 11 scientists began their study of the 9,000-year-old remains of the Kennewick Man.

The remains were discovered on federal land that used to be part of the Umatilla Reservation in Washington. They were the subject of a lengthy Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act battle but the courts ruled that four tribes could not rebury him.

Scientists now say the study will give them a better idea of how the Americas were populated. Among other issues, they want to know how Kennewick Man died.

Get the Story:
Scientists ponder who -- or what -- killed Kennewick Man (The Seattle Post-Intelligencer 7/11)
Kennewick Man yields ancient secrets (The Seattle Times 7/11)
Scientists Detail Study of Kennewick Man (AP 7/11)
Unlocking Kennewick Man's Secrets (KOMO 7/10)

NAGPRA Amendment Bill:
S.536: Technical Corrections Act

Court Decision:
BONNICHSEN v. US (February 4, 2004)

Relevant Links:
Kennewick Man, Department of Interior -
Friends of America's Past -
Kennewick Man Virtual Interpretive Center, The Tri-City (Washington) Herald -

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