Kennewick Man : the scientific investigation of an ancient American skeleton

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Northland Public Library Nonfiction 979.701 K39
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Summary

Almost from the day of its accidental discovery along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State in July 1996, the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man has garnered significant attention from scientific and Native American communities as well as public media outlets. This volume represents a collaboration among physical and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, among others, and presents the results of the scientific study of this remarkable find. Scholars address a range of topics, from basic aspects of osteological analysis to advanced ?research focused on Kennewick Man's origins and his relationships to other populations. Interdisciplinary studies, comprehensive data collection and preservation, and applications of technology are all critical to telling Kennewick Man's story.

Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton is written for a discerning professional audience, yet the absorbing story of the remains, their discovery, their curation history, and the extensive amount of detail that skilled scientists have been able to glean from them will appeal to interested and informed general readers. These bones lay silent for nearly nine thousand years, but now, with the aid of dedicated researchers, they can speak about the life of one of the earliest human occupants of North America.

Contents
Introduction: the scientific investigation of Kennewick Man / Douglas W. Owsley
The people who peopled America / Brad Lepper
Geography, paleoecology, and archaeology / James C. Chatters
Chronology of the Kennewick Man skeleton / Thomas Wier Stafford, Jr.
The precedent-setting case of Kennewick Man / Alan L. Schneider and Paula A. Barran
Reflections of a former Army Corps of Engineers archaeologist / Larry D. Banks
Curation history and overview of the plaintiffs' studies / Cleone H. Hawkinson
Skeletal inventory, morphology, and pathology / Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, and Karin S. Bruwelheide
Dentition / Christy G. Turner, II
Dental microwear / Mark F. Teaford and Sireen El-Zaatari
Orthodontics / John L. Hayes
Body mass, stature, and proportions of the skeleton / Benjamin M. Auerbach
Reconstructing habitual activities by biomechanical analysis of long bones / Daniel Wescott
Bones of the hands and feet / D. Troy Case
The natural shocks that flesh is heir to / Della Collins Cook
Occupational stress markings and patterns of injury / James C. Chatters
Stable isotopic evidence for diet and origin / Henry P. Schwarcz, Thomas Wier Stafford, Jr., Martin Knyf, Brian Chisholm, Fred J. Longstaffe, James C. Chatters, and Douglas W. Owsley
Taphonomic indicators of burial context / Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, Thomas Wier Stafford, Jr.
Benthic aquatic algae: indicators of recent taphonomic history / James L. Norris and Douglas W. Owsley
Postmortem breakage as a taphonomic tool for determining burial position / Hugh Berryman
Computed tomography, visualization, and 3D modeling / Rebecca Snyder
Prototype accuracy and reassembly / David R. Hunt
Molding and casting methods / Steve J. Jabo
The point of the story / Dennis J. Stanford
The Ainu and Jōmon connection / C. Loring Brace, Noriko Seguchi, A. Russell Nelson, Pan Qifeng, Hideyuki Umeda, Margaret Wilson, and Mary L. Brace
Cranial morphometric evidence for early Holocene relationships and population structure / Richard L. Jantz and M. Katherine Spradley
Two-dimensional geometric morphometrics / M. Katherine Spradley, Katherine E. Weisensee, and Richard L. Jantz
Morphological features that reflect population affinities / George Gill
Identity through science and art / Karin S. Bruwelheide and Douglas W. Owsley
Evidence of maritime adaptation and coastal migration from southeast Alaska / E. James Dixon, Timothy H. Heaton, Craig M. Lee, Terence E. Fifield, Joan Brenner Coltrain, Brian M. Kemp, Douglas W. Owsley, Eric Parrish, Christy G.Turner II, Heather J.H. Edgar, Rosita Kaaháni Worl, David Glenn Smith, and G. Lang Farmer
A new look at the double burial from Horn Shelter no. 2 / Margaret A. Jodry and Douglas W. Owsley
Storage and Care at the Burke Museum / Cleone H. Hawkinson
Who was Kennewick Man? / Douglas W. Owsley and Richard L. Jantz.

Additional Information
Subjects Kennewick Man.
Paleo-Indians -- Anthropometry -- Washington (State)
Indians of North America -- Washington (State) -- Antiquities.
Human remains (Archaeology) -- Repatriation -- Washington (State)
Cultural property -- Repatriation -- United States.
Archaeology -- Technological innovations.
Washington (State) -- Antiquities.
Publisher College Station :2014
Edition First edition.
Contributors Owsley, Douglas W., editor.
Jantz, Richard L., editor.
Language English
Notes "Peopling of the Americas publications"--Page preceding title page.
Description vi, 669 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 29 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9781623492007 (cloth : alk. paper)
1623492009 (cloth : alk. paper)
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