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Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake
NPR.org ^ | 10-21-2012 | Anna King

Posted on 10/21/2012 2:59:58 PM PDT by Renfield

For nearly a decade, scientists and Northwest tribes in Washington state fought bitterly over whether to bury or study the 9,500-year-old bones known as Kennewick Man. Scientists won the battle, and now, after years of careful examination, they're releasing some of their findings.

For starters, Kennewick Man was buff. I mean, really beefcake. So says Doug Owsley, head of physical anthropology at the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History, and the man who led the study of the ancient remains.

Owsley can read the bones like we might read a book. He looks for ridge lines that indicate which muscles Kennewick Man used the most, and what he was doing with them. First off? He had muscular legs like a soccer player — likely from running, trudging and hunting....

(Excerpt) Read more at npr.org ...


TOPICS: History; Science
KEYWORDS: anthropology; archaeology; godsgravesglyphs; kennewick; kennewickman; paleoamericans
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Forensic artists think this is what Kennewick Man looked like.

Brittney Tatchell/Courtesy of Doug Owsley

1 posted on 10/21/2012 3:00:06 PM PDT by Renfield
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To: SunkenCiv

Ping


2 posted on 10/21/2012 3:00:34 PM PDT by Renfield (Turning apples into venison since 1999!)
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To: Renfield

Very Italian features


3 posted on 10/21/2012 3:03:13 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: Renfield

Rosa DeLauro

4 posted on 10/21/2012 3:06:06 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
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To: Renfield

I’d run to if I was number 13 in the food chain!


5 posted on 10/21/2012 3:07:48 PM PDT by donozark (I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

my eyes! my eyes!


6 posted on 10/21/2012 3:07:50 PM PDT by brivette
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

What...is...that? Make it go away!


7 posted on 10/21/2012 3:09:02 PM PDT by LostInBayport (When there are more people riding in the cart than there are pulling it, the cart stops moving...)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America
She & Margaret Hamilton separated at birth?


8 posted on 10/21/2012 3:10:41 PM PDT by carriage_hill (The 0bummer Penguin & Bidet Joker: We played this country like a harp from hell.)
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To: Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America

LOL!


9 posted on 10/21/2012 3:15:46 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Get the transcript Candy! - Barack Hussein Obama)
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To: Renfield

This article reminds me of Bill Clinton lusting after a mummy of a teenage girl.


10 posted on 10/21/2012 3:18:35 PM PDT by SC_Pete
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To: Renfield

Whoops! Doesn’t look very Indian to me. No wonder the Indians wanted him. They wanted to cremate him and have him gone forever. He’s an inconvenient truth for the Indians.


11 posted on 10/21/2012 3:20:20 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: Renfield

12 posted on 10/21/2012 3:20:45 PM PDT by Dallas59 (President Robert Gibbs 2009-2011)
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To: blueunicorn6

I’ve thought that all along. Any proof that the Solutrian migration from southern Spain might have occurred 30 to 50 thousand years before their ancestors would certainly ruin their “claim” on the continent.


13 posted on 10/21/2012 3:29:20 PM PDT by RJS1950 (The democrats are the "enemies foreign and domestic" cited in the federal oath)
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To: Renfield

Leave it to NPR to label K man as “ASIAN” in features. The DNA said European. In addition, his reconstruction (face) looks more like northern seafarer types.

Why does it matter?

For years, there has been *silence* about this guys’s DNA results. WHY?

Because at 9,000 years, the “story” of native americans being, well, the natives is in jeopardy. So (if you believe in the native story) who IS the native? What does it really mean to be a native at all? Mayeb the “native” americans decimated the preceeding people, as well (I would guess that, as that’s the normal state of affairs in tribal communities).

There are ALL sorts of problems with the FACTs that K man brings to us.

Currently, the “out of africa” theory is about to be discarded (teetering on the edge).


14 posted on 10/21/2012 3:45:02 PM PDT by BereanBrain
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To: Renfield

I think he should have red hair, same as the Spirit Cave Man. They look very much alike.

http://www.cabrillo.edu/~crsmith/spiritman.html


15 posted on 10/21/2012 4:00:11 PM PDT by Duchess47 ("One day I will leave this world and dream myself to Reality" Crazy Horse)
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To: Renfield

The facial hair “reconstruction” is hilarious.

The facial reconstruction accuracy is debatable, but they have exactly zero evidence whether he had facial hair or what it looked like.


16 posted on 10/21/2012 4:10:32 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Renfield
(he) got hit on the head a few times and was stabbed with a basalt rock point that got stuck in his hip.

Another nail in the coffin of the ludicrous notion of the "peaceful matriarchal hunter-gatherers."

Jean Auel will be very upset.

17 posted on 10/21/2012 4:13:23 PM PDT by Sherman Logan
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To: Renfield
No!

The Kenniwick looked like Picard.
The Spirit Cave man looked like Kirk.

Thus began the eternal argument!

Kirk better then Picard?
Picard better then Kirk?

18 posted on 10/21/2012 4:19:29 PM PDT by Reily (l)
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To: Renfield

Article says he lived on the coast because evidence shows he ate marine mammals like seals.

We have salmon eating seals in that area of the Columbia River.


19 posted on 10/21/2012 4:33:33 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: Renfield

The Dude Abides.


20 posted on 10/21/2012 4:40:20 PM PDT by HBAR223
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