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Ancient encounters : Kennewick Man and the first Americans

Author: James C Chatters
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, ©2001.
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"The skeleton known as Kennewick Man was discovered in 1966 by two young men along the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. When the skeleton was brought to Jim Chatters, a forensic anthropologist, Chatters first believed that the remains were those of a nineteenth-century pioneer. He was astonished when radiocarbon dating revealed the skeleton to be approximately 9,500 years old, making it one of the oldest  Read more...
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Chatters, James C.
Ancient encounters.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)606538863
Online version:
Chatters, James C.
Ancient encounters.
New York : Simon & Schuster, c2001
(OCoLC)609222734
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James C Chatters
ISBN: 068485936X 9780684859361
OCLC Number: 45620693
Description: 303 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue --
Part I : Found and lost --
Stone had teeth ; Question of time ; Opportunity lost ; To the brink of oblivion ; Battle for Kennewick man --
Part II : Death and life --
Lifetime of pain ; Place in time ; Kennewick man's brother ; Who were the Paleo-Americans? ; Routes of passage.
Responsibility: James C. Chatters.
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A firsthand account, by the scientist who made the discovery, of how a nearly complete 9,500-year-old skeleton found near Kennewick is shedding new light on who came to the Americas before the Native  Read more...

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Brian Fagan Professor of Anthropology, University of California-Santa Barbara, and author of" Time Detectives" Jim Chatters gives us a fascinating and balanced account of the discovery of Kennewick Read more...

 
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