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  • Scientists Tantalize With 'Iceman' Findings (Canada)

    04/04/2008 7:56:26 AM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 200+ views
    The Vancouver Sun ^ | 4-4-2008 | Darah Hansen
    Scientists tantalize with 'iceman' findings Darah Hansen, Vancouver Sun Published: Friday, April 04, 2008 Scientists from around the world who have been studying the centuries-old human remains that melted out of a glacier in northwestern British Columbia in 1999 will gather for the first time in Victoria later this month to talk about what they've learned from the unnamed "iceman." The Kwäday Dän Ts'ìnchi Symposium will be held April 24-27 at the University of Victoria. It is being held in conjunction with the Northwest Anthropology Conference. The conference brings together more than 30 researchers from fields as diverse as archeology,...
  • Iceman's DNA Linked To Coastal Aboriginals (Canada)

    04/26/2008 7:01:25 PM PDT · by blam · 18 replies · 879+ views
    Leader - Post ^ | 4-26-2008 | Judith Lavoie
    Iceman's DNA linked to coastal aboriginals Judith Lavoie, Canwest News Service; Victoria Times Colonist Published: Saturday, April 26, 2008 VICTORIA -- Sisters Sheila Clark and Pearl Callaghan held hands and blinked back tears Friday as they talked about their ancestor Kwaday Dan Ts'inchi, better known as Long Ago Person Found, a young aboriginal man whose frozen body was discovered nine years ago at the foot of a melting glacier in Northern B.C. Three hunters found the body in 1999 in Tatshenshini-Alsek Park, part of the traditional territory of the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations. And earlier this month, 17 aboriginal...
  • Archaeology as a vital US strategic interest

    07/12/2014 7:04:55 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 8, 2014 | Sturt W. Manning
    The year 1776 saw both the U.S. Declaration of Independence and publication of Gibbon’s "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire."Today the United States stands on the top of the podium of world powers: however, does a Roman fate await? A visit to the dramatic Pueblo ruins in the American southwest, former home to a complex civilization that abandoned its settlements in the 12th-13th centuries A.D., warns us that circumstances can change, and dramatically. Archeology offers an education in patterns, possibilities and challenges that the U.S. should value and exploit for its future. For the U.S.,...
  • Invasion of the Kennewick Men

    02/23/2004 11:16:05 PM PST · by farmfriend · 43 replies · 563+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 02/24/2004 | Jackson Kuhl
    Invasion of the Kennewick Men By Jackson Kuhl After almost eight years of labyrinthine litigation the case of Kennewick Man has ended with the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and archaeological science is the winner -- for now. In a February 4 decision, the Ninth upheld the district court ruling stating that since no relationship could be established between modern American Indians and Kennewick Man -- physically, contextually, or otherwise -- he is not a Native American as defined under NAGPRA, the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, thus NAGPRA isn't applicable. The Archaeological Resources Protection Act (ARPA) therefore...
  • Next Kennewick Man Will Need Protection

    11/08/2007 6:24:59 AM PST · by blam · 44 replies · 66+ views
    Tri-city Herald ^ | 11-7-2007
    Next Kennewick Man will need protection Published Wednesday, November 7th, 2007 The court decision to allow scientists to study the ancient skeleton known as Kennewick Man has aided humankind's quest for knowledge. Unfortunately, it also spawned a congressional effort to change federal law to keep science from learning anything about the next Kennewick Man. U.S. Rep. Doc Hastings is trying to thwart the move with proposed legislation of his own. Good for him. With so many unanswered questions about man's future, we've never had a greater need to understand our past. The Kennewick Man ruling, upheld by the 9th Circuit...
  • Equality’s Next Victims: Transgendering Our Children

    01/21/2013 7:12:38 AM PST · by IbJensen · 18 replies
    TFP ^ | 1/18/2013 | James Bascom
    “We can do wonders if we get them early.” — Dr. Norman Spack, director of Gender Management Service at Boston Children’s Hospital After decades of relentless activism, propaganda, and indoctrination, the general public associates homosexuality not with the lewd scenes of a 1970s drag march, but the Hollywood image of a mild-mannered, hardworking same-sex couple that simply wants “equality” and “tolerance.” This politically correct myth obscures reality. As the gears of the sexual revolution grind on, the homosexual movement seeks nothing less than the complete rejection of Natural and Divine Moral Law, the elimination of the natural differences and complementarities...
  • Calls made to repatriate Beothuk remains

    06/30/2012 6:02:20 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 27 replies
    Yahoo Canada ^ | Saturday, June 23, 2012 | CBC
    Aboriginal groups want bones of the extinct Beothuk people to be removed from museum vaults and brought back to Newfoundland. A woman named Shanawdithit was the last known member of her people, with her 1829 death in St. John's marking the end of the Beothuk. Disease, persecution and the Beothuk's decision to withdraw from coastal communities have been cited as causes of wiping out the Beothuk. The location of Shanawdithit's grave is not known, but the skulls of her aunt and uncle -- a chief -- languish in a museum in Edinburgh, Scotland. The remains of at least 22 Beothuk...
  • Who Owns the Past? The federal government should fix or drop new regulations that throttle scient...

    04/17/2012 6:51:06 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Scientific American ^ | March 27, 2012 | The Editors
    The original intention of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA), passed in 1990, was to facilitate the return of Native American bones and sacred objects to descendants and culturally affiliated groups. NAGPRA sought to balance the rights of Native Americans to reclaim ancestral remains with the right of society as a whole to learn about our collective past. By and large, the law was succeeding. In recent years scientists and representatives of Native peoples have been working together to everyone's gain. For example, archaeologist Alston Thoms of Texas A&M University has been consulting with Native Americans about...
  • Senate Bill Could Untie Kennewick Man Bones

    10/04/2007 5:36:07 PM PDT · by blam · 33 replies · 712+ views
    Tricity Herald ^ | 10-4-2007 | Annette Cary
    Senate bill could untie Kennewick Man bones Published Thursday, October 4th, 2007 By Annette Cary, Herald staff writer A Senate committee has approved a bill that could clear the way for Native Americans to claim the ancient bones of Kennewick Man. This is the third time the change has been proposed to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. It would ensure federally recognized tribes could claim ancient remains even if a direct link to a tribe can't be proven. Tribes have pushed for a change to the law since the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2004...
  • Before Columbus…

    10/09/2007 9:02:00 PM PDT · by Main Street · 9 replies · 458+ views
    National Review Online ^ | October 8, 2007 | By The Editors
    Last week, Hillary Clinton condemned the Bush administration’s “open season on open inquiry” and promised to end its “war on science.” She might have chosen a better target, closer to home: the Senate, where the Indian Affairs Committee has just approved a two-word change to federal law that could render the scientific study of pre-Columbian history in the United States virtually impossible. One of the first casualties of the revision would be Kennewick Man — the popular name for a set of 9,300-year-old bones found along the Columbia River near Kennewick, Wash., in 1996. Human remains of that age are...
  • Legislation forces archaeologists to rebury finds

    02/21/2011 8:40:10 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 16 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | Friday. February 4th, 2011 | Ian Sample
    The dispute centres on legislation introduced by the Ministry of Justice in 2008 which requires all human remains excavated at digs in England and Wales to be reburied within two years, regardless of their age. The decision, which amounts to a reinterpretation of law previously administered by the Home Office, means scientists have too little time to study bones and other human remains of national and cultural significance, the academics say. "Your current requirement that all archaeologically excavated human remains should be reburied, whether after a standard period of two years or a further special extension, is contrary to fundamental...
  • Could Change Be Opportunity For Jim Thorpe, Pa?

    07/26/2010 8:32:59 AM PDT · by Tribune7 · 21 replies
    Sunday's New York Times' sports section carried a large story on the continuing saga of Jack Thorpe's attempts to bring the bones of his father back to his home state of Oklahoma from his grave in Jim Thorpe, Pa. The Pennsylvania sports legend was buried in 1953 in the small borough that is the Carbon County seat after his wife, Patricia, who was Thorpe's third wife and Jack's stepmother, became angered at Oklahoma's refusal to erect a monument to her husband. The Pennsylvania boroughs of Mauch Chunk and East Mauch Chunk were merging and offered to not just do so...
  • Scientists in bone battle

    03/19/2009 8:05:35 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 498+ views
    nature ^ | 18 March 2009 | Rex Dalton
    Officials at the University of California are moving to give two of the oldest-known skeletons in North America to a local Native American tribe, against the recommendation of university scientists who say the bones should be retained for study. Under federal law, bones are returned to a tribe that can prove 'cultural affiliation' through artefacts or other analyses. At nearly 10,000 years old, the skeletons in question — unearthed in 1976 at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) — are so ancient that they are not culturally linked to any tribe...But last month, University of California president Mark Yudof...
  • Origins of underwater stones a mystery

    02/09/2009 11:42:11 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 22 replies · 1,521+ views
    United Press International ^ | Monday, February 9, 2009 | unattributed
    An archaeologist says it remains a mystery how a circle of stones initially arrived at the floor of Michigan's Grand Traverse Bay. Underwater archeologist Mark Holley said while he first discovered the underwater stones in 2007, no one has been able to prove whether the rocks were placed there by nature or by mankind, the Chicago Tribune reported Sunday. "The first thing I said when I came out of the water was, 'Oh no, I wish we wouldn't have found this,'" Holley said of his discovery. "This is going to invite so much controversy that this is where we're going...
  • Montauk Monster, Washes Ashore,Truth or Hoax?

    08/03/2008 10:31:47 AM PDT · by lula · 44 replies · 4,818+ views
    People walking along the beach spotted this. Sorry don't know how to post pictures. It's all over the web though. If anyone can figure this one out FReepers can. It has been on Fox News, News Day, You Tube etc. Did a search here and found nothing. Have at it!
  • Will Work At Allendale County Archaeological Dig (Topper) Rewrite Human History?

    06/08/2008 5:18:39 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies · 360+ views
    Island Packet ^ | 6-8-2008 | Liz Mitchell
    Will work at Allendale County archaeological dig rewrite human history? By LIZ MITCHELL Published Sunday, June 8, 2008 Photo: Cynthia Curry of Charlotte holds up a piece of quartz she discovered at Topper on Wednesday. Jay Karr/The Island Packet More than 13,000 years ago, South Carolina was a wild kingdom alive with all sorts of beasts: saber-tooth tigers, beavers the size of Great Danes, camels, elephants and mastodons. Until recently, these animals were believed to have vanished before the first Americans -- called the Clovis people -- arrived about 13,000 years ago from Asia via the Bering Sea land bridge....
  • Pete Stark on Gay Marriage Decision: 'I wonder what they're going to do with the Mormons.

    05/16/2008 1:04:28 PM PDT · by JRochelle · 52 replies · 178+ views
    Campaign Spot ^ | 05/16/2008 | Jim Gerahgty
    Newly-announced Obama endorser and superdelegate, Rep. Pete Stark, talking about the California gay marriage decision on XM's POTUS08 earlier today: Rebecca Roberts, XM: Congressman Pete Stark of California, a new super-delegate for Barack Obama. I wanted to get your reaction, by the way, since you're a Californian, on the Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on gay marriage. Stark: I think that was, you know... California usually leads on these issues of human rights and civil rights. I was quite proud of our state supreme court. We're going to have a big fight, because you know, the born-again Christians...
  • Archaeologist Explains Link Between Bones Found In Ethiopia, Texas

    12/22/2007 10:24:43 AM PST · by blam · 30 replies · 253+ views
    Statesman ^ | 12-22-2007 | Pamela LeBlanc
    Archeologist explains link between bones found in Ethiopia, Texas Lucy's bones on display at Houston museum By Pamela LeBlancAMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFFSaturday, December 22, 2007 One roamed the forests of East Africa 3.2 million years ago. The other lived in Central Texas more than 9,500 years ago. What's the connection between two skeletons found a world apart? That was the question on a recent visit to Houston, where the famous older skeleton is on display. Though not complete, Lucy does have enough pieces, especially skull bones, for scientists to predict her measurements. This model at the Houston Museum of Natural Science shows...
  • Freep a Poll! (Ok for Lakota tribe to secede from US?)

    12/21/2007 10:51:43 AM PST · by dynachrome · 20 replies · 454+ views
    www.rapidcityjournal.com ^ | 12-21-07 | Rapid City Journal
    Do you support the Lakota Freedom Delegation's declaration of sovereign-nation status? Yes No
  • Why the skeleton found in the La Brea Tar Pits feels so familiar [ La Brea Woman ]

    08/27/2007 11:31:04 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 48 replies · 865+ views
    L.A. Times ^ | August 20, 2006 | Amy Wilentz
    Female bones excavated from the bubbling asphalt in 1914 used to be mounted in the museum, alongside a life-sized dummy purporting to resemble the woman to whom the bones had belonged. The exhibit was called La Brea Woman. La Brea means "the tar" in Spanish. La Brea Woman probably died from injuries inflicted by a blunt instrument: a piece of bone is missing from the top of her skull... Scientists believe that La Brea Woman died with her dog by her side, since canine bones were found near her remains. La Brea Woman is 9,000 years old, has a hole...
  • NAGPRA update [ Elizabeth Weiss ]

    07/22/2006 1:05:24 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 2 replies · 95+ views
    ArchaeoBlog ^ | Wednesday, July 19, 2006 | Anthony
    The latest issue of the SAA Archaeological record has an article in it by Elizabeth Weiss of SJ State university, on the effects that NAGPRA and repatriation generally have had on osteological research. Happily, I found a copy online (looks to be a more detailed article actually) with non-sub access: NAGPRA Before and After. Weiss argues from an analysis of publications in the American Journal of Physical Anthropology from before and after NAGPRA was enacted that fewer osteological studies were done, fewer sites were used, and fewer geographic locations were examined (all p<0.01). She also says that much research has...
  • NAGPRA and scientists

    02/26/2006 8:32:23 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies · 259+ views
    Native American Times ^ | 2/22/2006 | Sam Lewin
    ...NAGPRA, has had the unintentional result of preventing the gathering of information. Elizabeth Weiss, an anthropology professor at San Jose State University, says she examined data from the past three decades to determine how NAGPRA affected research. "I know there were a lot of predictions about NAGPRA, but standardizations did not occur, the number of sites looked at decreased…in the meantime, research in South America and Europe by scholars has increased, which would suggest they are avoiding America because of NAGPRA," Weiss told the Native American Times, saying that she thought some anthropologists could be worried by the possibility of...
  • Bones of Contention: A bad bill would throttle American archaeology.

    04/14/2005 1:24:33 PM PDT · by The Great Yazoo · 12 replies · 744+ views
    NRO.com ^ | April 14, 2005 | John J. Miller
    If a lucky paleoanthropologist ever unearths hobbit bones on federal land, scientists won’t get to study them — at least not if Sen. John McCain and his allies have their way. I’m not joking about hobbits. Really. You may recall the astonishing reports last year about the discovery of Homo floresiensis, a previously unknown species of human that lived as recently as 13,000 years ago — more recently than the Neanderthals. And unlike the Neanderthals, who are usually described as nasty and brutish, the Flores people were short. A fully grown adult would have been about the same size as...
  • The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans'

    11/22/2004 11:48:40 PM PST · by farmfriend · 8 replies · 623+ views
    Tech Central Station ^ | 11/23/2004 | Jackson Kuhl
    The Politics of Dead 'Native Americans' By Jackson Kuhl On September 23, Senator Ben Nighthorse Campbell (R-Colorado), head of the Committee on Indian Affairs, introduced bill S.2843, a laundry list of editorial fixes to various laws affecting Native American tribes around the country. Tacked on at the very end of S.2843, however, is a one-sentence "Amendment of Definition" to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act NAGPRA), the same law that was the fulcrum in the Kennewick Man case. Campbell's amendment seeks to add the words "or was" to the definition of "Native American" (Section 2(9)) so that it...