Skip to comments.Prehistoric 'Kennewick Man' Was All Beefcake
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....
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Forensic artists think this is what Kennewick Man looked like.
Brittney Tatchell/Courtesy of Doug Owsley
Very Italian features
I’d run to if I was number 13 in the food chain!
my eyes! my eyes!
What...is...that? Make it go away!
This article reminds me of Bill Clinton lusting after a mummy of a teenage girl.
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.
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.
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).
I think he should have red hair, same as the Spirit Cave Man. They look very much alike.
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.
Another nail in the coffin of the ludicrous notion of the "peaceful matriarchal hunter-gatherers."
Jean Auel will be very upset.
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?
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.
The Dude Abides.