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02/06/2004 Archived Entry: "Kennewick Man okayed for anthropological study"

ONCE IN A WHILE, EVEN THE 9TH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS does something sensible. They just okayed scientific study of the Kennewick Man. That's the 9,000 year old Caucasian-seeming guy so embarrassingly found in Washington state. Five Indian tribes claimed him as their own and succeeded in getting him taken off limits to researchers as "sacred." But he isn't theirs, obviously. Unless Jean-Luc Picard (whom this old man so famously resembles) is theirs. Now, it'll be exciting to see what scientists can learn about Mr. Historic Anomaly. The world expands ...

Posted by Claire @ 07:40 AM CST

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