9000-Year-Old Kennewick Man Sheds Light on Ancient America [VIDEO]

August 26, 2014 4:38 PM

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For almost 20 years, scientists have puzzled over the 9,000-year-old bones of an early American known as Kennewick Man. Now, a 680-page book with contributions from dozens of authors is shedding light on this controversial skeleton's origins, and providing scientists with a new window into the life of early Americans.

The findings show that Kennewick Man - meaning "Ancient One" in Native American - was about 40 years old when he died, though the cause of death remains unknown. But experts do know that other humans buried him at the gravesite where his body was found. A facial reconstruction of this ancient Americ...

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