The Bone Battle (Kennewick Man)

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It all began on a beautiful Washington day. Two hydroplane spectators made a chance discovery of a skull partially embedded in the sediment of the Columbia River. They immediately called the sheriff who in turn informed the Kennewick police. Upon further inspection, the police came across more bones. Eventually, anthropologist James Chatters was sent to investigate. A seemingly simple case soon escalated into a massively complex situation as early analysis of the bones put the …

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