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Kennewick Man Gets His Day in the Lab

Science  26 Feb 1999:
Vol. 283, Issue 5406, pp. 1239-1240
DOI: 10.1126/science.283.5406.1239b

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More than 30 months after a 9000-year-old skeleton was found on the banks of Washington's Columbia River, a government-appointed team of scientists has begun an examination to decide, once and for all, whether Kennewick Man qualifies as a Native American. Scientists are happy that the skeleton has made it into the lab, but they are worried that the government will put a crimp on the way the work is done and reported.

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