Kennewick Man

Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution
August 25, 2014
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Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution

The morphology of the skull and long bones led National Museum of Natural History researcher Douglas Owsley and his colleagues to conclude that Kennewick Man likely shared ancestors with Asian coastal groups, including deep connections with the predecessors of contemporary Polynesians. In September 2014, Owsley will publish a new book entitled “Kennewick Man: The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton,” providing the most thorough analysis of any Paleoamerican skeleton to date. (Photo by Chip Clark, Smithsonian Institution)