News of the WeekKENNEWICK MAN

Missing Thighbones Suddenly Reappear

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Science  06 Jul 2001:
Vol. 293, Issue 5527, pp. 25-27
DOI: 10.1126/science.293.5527.25b

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In the latest twist in the interminable tale of Kennewick Man, four leg bones that disappeared 4 years ago have apparently resurfaced at the Benton County sheriff's storage facility in Kennewick, Washington. The Federal Bureau of Investigation promptly took over the bones, which were rediscovered last week at the same time a court case resumed over disposition of the 9300-year-old remains.