Who Is The Kennewick Man? 5 Facts About The 9,000-Year-Old ‘Mystery’ North American

August 26, 2014 6:50 PM

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Who Is The Kennewick Man? 5 Facts About The 9,000-Year-Old ‘Mystery’ North American

Kennewick Man’s remains, discovered nearly 20 years ago along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State, comprise one of the most complete ancient skeletons ever found. Radiocarbon dating revealed Kennewick Man died more than 9,000 years ago around the age of 40. He stood 5-foot-7 -- taller than most people of his time -- and weighed roughly 163 pounds, was right handed and muscular.

However, his anatomical features were unlike those of modern Native Americans, a detail that has shrouded Kennewick Man’s origin in mystery. His bone structure is at the center of a spirited scientific debate over where Kennewick Man could have come from. Did he travel down from present-day Alaska? ...

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