More Bones of Contention


A fresh twist in the saga of Kennewick Man, the apparently caucasoid 9,000 year old skeleton who modern Indian tribes want to claim as their own, and thus prevent scientists from scrutinizing. According to this AP report, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has stayed any scientific study temporarily, with further arguments and, presumably, a final decision later in the spring. My account in Reason of scientists' first victory in their multi-year fight to examine the skeleton over federal law that implies all such remains are tribal property is here`