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Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

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Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World

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128 página
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Lançado em:
Nov 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781467737296
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Livro

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On July 28, 1996, two young men stumbled upon human bones in the shallow water along the shore of the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Was this an unsolved murder? The remnants of some settler's or Native American's unmarked grave? What was the story behind this skeleton?

Within weeks, scientific testing yielded astonishing news: the bones were more than 9,000 years old! The skeleton instantly escalated from interesting to extraordinary. He was an individual who could provide firsthand evidence about the arrival of humans in North America. The bones found scattered in the mud acquired a name: Kennewick Man.

Authors Sally M. Walker and Douglas W. Owsley take you through the painstaking process of how scientists determined who Kennewick Man was and what his life was like. New research, never-before-seen photos of Kennewick Man's remains, and a lifelike facial reconstruction will introduce you to one of North America's earliest residents.

But the story doesn't end there. Walker and Owsley also introduce you to a handful of other Paleoamerican skeletons, exploring their commonalities with Kennewick Man. Together, their voices form a chorus to tell the complex tale of how humans came to North America—if we will only listen.

Lançado em:
Nov 1, 2013
ISBN:
9781467737296
Formato:
Livro

Sobre o autor

Sally M. Walker is the award-winning author of more than 60 nonfiction books for young readers. Even though she was raised in New Jersey, the story of the Great Chicago Fire has long fascinated her. While reading a magazine about history, she saw a copy of a letter that young Justin Butterfield wrote about his family’s experiences during the fire. He had also drawn a picture of his family, including his pet goat, as they fled their home. After confirming that the Butterfields' story was true, she knew she wanted to share Justin’s story with young readers. Sally was awarded the 2006 American Library Association’s Robert F. Sibert Medal for Secrets of a Civil War Submarine. Her newest books are Deadly Aim: The Civil War Story of Michigan’s Anishinaabe Sharpshooters and Earth Verse: Haiku from the Ground Up.


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  • (5/5)
    In 1996 a skull was found in the Columbia River in Kennewick, Washington. Initial radiocarbon dating, approximately 4 weeks after the bones were found, told the scientists that this man was around 9,000 years old. Due to NGAPRA and its interpretation Indian tribes generally request and receive ancient bones discovered in their ancestral territory and these bones are not examined by the scientific community. A group of 8 sued the government to allow the study of Kennewick Man. It took 3 years before scientists were allowed a short-term examination of the bones. In 1999 the team of scientists who examined the bones, concluded that Kennewick man more closely resembled people from Polynesia and southern Asia than Native Americans or Europeans.So finally, After 8 years in court, the original 8 scientists, anthropologists, archeologists, etc. who had sued to be allowed to examine and study the bones won their case. Kennewick Man was not a traveler he had lived in the area nor was he affiliated with a modern tribe. In 2004 scientists were began examining the bones, this book is a narrative of their findings; combined with background information on other Paleoamerican remains found across the United States.I couldn’t wait to turn the page, the photographs of the bones the detailed explanations of findings and the questions left to be answered enthralled me. Clan of the Cave Bear, TV forensic shows aside - there are some definitely interesting scientific advances that keep asking and answering questions of when North America became inhabited and who these people were and how they lived.
  • (4/5)
    Collaborating with a Smithsonian anthropologist, Sally Walker once again delves deeply into the worlds of archeaology, physical anthropology, and forensic science. A fascinating, insightful, handsomely designed and illustrated book though not quite as compelling as Walker's Written in Bone.