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Posted 20 January 2015 - 11:07 PM



The Kennewick Man Finally Freed to Share His Secrets He’s the most important human skeleton ever found in North America—and here, for the first time, is his story


Smithsonian Magazine
September 2014

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Who Is The Kennewick Man? 5 Facts About The 9,000-Year-Old ‘Mystery’ North American
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    A clay facial reconstruction of Kennewick Man carefully sculpted around the morphological features of his skull. It lends a deeper understanding of what he may have looked like nearly 9,000 years ago. Brittney Tatchell, Smithsonian Institution
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    The exceptionally well-preserved skeleton of Kennewick Man is represented by nearly 300 bones and bone fragments.Brittney Tatchell, Smithsonian Institution
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    A stone projectile point embedded in Kennewick Man’s right hip gave researchers the first clue that he belonged to an ancient human population; the spear point likely became lodged following an adversarial encounter. Brittney Tatchell, Smithsonian Institution
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Kennewick Man’s remains, discovered nearly 20 years ago along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State, comprise one of the most complete ancient skeletons ever found. Radiocarbon dating revealed Kennewick Man died more than 9,000 years ago around the age of 40. He stood 5-foot-7 -- taller than most people of his time -- weighed roughly 163 pounds,  and was right handed and muscular.

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