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  • Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton
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  • Douglas W. Owsley
  • 2014
  • Published by: Texas A&M University Press
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Almost from the day of its accidental discovery along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington State in July 1996, the ancient skeleton of Kennewick Man has garnered significant attention from scientific and Native American communities as well as public media outlets. This volume represents a collaboration among physical and forensic anthropologists, archaeologists, geologists, and geochemists, among others, and presents the results of the scientific study of this remarkable find. Scholars address a range of topics, from basic aspects of osteological analysis to advanced ?research focused on Kennewick Man’s origins and his relationships to other populations. Interdisciplinary studies, comprehensive data collection and preservation, and applications of technology are all critical to telling Kennewick Man’s story.        

Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an  Ancient American Skeleton is written for a discerning professional audience, yet the absorbing story of the remains, their discovery, their curation history, and the extensive amount of detail that skilled scientists have been able to glean from them will appeal to interested and informed general readers. These bones lay silent for nearly nine thousand years, but now, with the aid of dedicated researchers, they can speak about the life of one of the earliest human occupants of North America.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-x
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  1. Introduction: The Scientific Investigation of Kennewick Man
  2. Douglas W. Owsley
  3. pp. 1-4
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  1. Establishing Context
  1. 1. The People Who Peopled America
  2. Bradley T. Lepper
  3. pp. 7-29
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  1. 2. Geography, Paleoecology, and Archaeology
  2. James C. Chatters
  3. pp. 30-58
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  1. 3. Chronology of the Kennewick Man Skeleton
  2. Thomas W. Stafford Jr.
  3. pp. 59-89
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  1. 4. The Precedent- Setting Case of Kennewick Man
  2. Alan L. Schneider, Paula A. Barran
  3. pp. 90-107
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  1. 5. Reflections of a Former US Army Corps of Engineers Archaeologist
  2. Larry D. Banks
  3. pp. 108-109
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  1. 6. Curation History and Overview of the Plaintiffs’ Studies
  2. Cleone H. Hawkinson
  3. pp. 110-136
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  1. Studying Skeletal Evidence
  1. 7. Skeletal Inventory, Morphology, and Pathology
  2. Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, Karin S. Bruwelheide
  3. pp. 139-186
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  1. 8. Dentition
  2. Christy G. Turner II
  3. pp. 187-194
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  1. 9. Dental Microwear
  2. Mark F. Teaford, Sireen El Zaatari
  3. pp. 195-206
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  1. 10. Orthodontics
  2. John L. Hayes
  3. pp. 207-211
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  1. 11. Body Mass, Stature, and Proportions of the Skeleton
  2. Benjamin M. Auerbach
  3. pp. 212-231
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  1. 12. Reconstructing Habitual Activities by Biomechanical Analysis of Long Bones
  2. Daniel J. Wescott
  3. pp. 232-248
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  1. 13. Bones of the Hands and Feet
  2. D. Troy Case
  3. pp. 249-278
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  1. 14. The Natural Shocks That Flesh Is Heir To
  2. Della Collins Cook
  3. pp. 279-289
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  1. 15. Occupational Stress Markers and Patterns of Injury
  2. James C. Chatters
  3. pp. 290-309
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  1. 16. Stable Isotopic Evidence for Diet and Origin
  2. Henry P. Schwarcz, Thomas W. Stafford Jr., Martin Knyf, Brian Chisholm, Fred J. Longstaffe, James C. Chatters, Douglas W. Owsley
  3. pp. 310-322
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  1. 17. Taphonomic Indicators of Burial Context
  2. Douglas W. Owsley, Aleithea A. Williams, Thomas W. Stafford Jr.
  3. pp. 323-381
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  1. 18. Benthic Aquatic Algae: Indicators of Recent Taphonomic History
  2. James N. Norris, Douglas W. Owsley
  3. pp. 382-392
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  1. 19. Postmortem Breakage as a Taphonomic Tool for Determining Burial Position
  2. Hugh E. Berryman
  3. pp. 393-414
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  1. Applying Technology to Interpretation
  1. 20. Computed Tomography, Visualization, and 3D Modeling
  2. Rebecca Snyder
  3. pp. 417-428
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  1. 21. Prototype Accuracy and Reassembly
  2. David R. Hunt
  3. pp. 429-446
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  1. 22. Molding and Casting Methods
  2. Steven J. Jabo
  3. pp. 447-451
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  1. 23. The Point of the Story
  2. Dennis J. Stanford
  3. pp. 452-458
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  1. Incorporating Population Data
  2. pp. 459-462
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  1. 24. The Ainu and Jōmon Connection
  2. C. Loring Brace, Noriko Seguchi, A. Russell Nelson, Pan Qifeng, Hideyuki Umeda, Margaret Wilson, Mary L. Brace
  3. pp. 463-471
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  1. 25. Cranial Morphometric Evidence for Early Holocene Relationships and Population Structure
  2. Richard L. Jantz, M. Katherine Spradley
  3. pp. 472-491
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  1. 26. Two- Dimensional Geometric Morphometrics
  2. M. Katherine Spradley, Katherine E. Weisensee, Richard L. Jantz
  3. pp. 492-502
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  1. 27. Morphological Features That Reflect Population Affinities
  2. George W. Gill
  3. pp. 503-518
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  1. 28. Identity Through Science and Art
  2. Karin S. Bruwelheide, Douglas W. Owsley
  3. pp. 519-534
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  1. Learning from Early Holocene Contemporaries
  1. 29. Evidence of Maritime Adaptation and Coastal Migration from Southeast Alaska
  2. E. James Dixon, Timothy H. Heaton, Craig M. Lee, Terence E. Fifield, Joan Brenner Coltrain, Brian M. Kemp, Douglas W. Owsley, Eric Parrish, Christy G. Turner II, Heather J. H. Edgar, Rosita Kaaháni Worl, David Glenn Smith, G. Lang Farmer
  3. pp. 537-548
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  1. 30. A New Look at the Double Burial from Horn Shelter No. 2
  2. Margaret A. Jodry, Douglas W. Owsley
  3. pp. 549-604
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  1. Anticipating Kennewick Man's Future
  1. 31. Storage and Care at the Burke Museum
  2. Cleone H. Hawkinson
  3. pp. 607-621
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  1. 32. Who Was Kennewick Man?
  2. Douglas W. Owsley, Richard L. Jantz
  3. pp. 622-650
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. 651-656
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 657-670
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  1. Back Cover
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