Friday, June 19, 2015

Kennewick man is a Native American ancestor

DNA tests finally prove the tribes were right after all: Kennewick Man is their ancestor. After finding the 9,000 year old skeletal remains of a man known as Kennewick Man in 1996 in Washington State, scientists fought to retain the remains for scientific studies, against the objections of Native Americans, who wanted to bury his remains with respect. Finally, after nearly a ten year long battle over the remains, tests prove he is more closely related to members of the tribes in Washington State than any other group on the planet. I hope he is finally buried in peace with respect. The findings will be published in Nature. Read more about it here http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-33170655

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