Results for - Geneticists Crack Kennewick Man Mystery

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The 8,500-year-old remains of Kennewick Man were found in July, 1996 by two college students wading in the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Prior to this survey had you heard of Kennewick Man?

1. The 8,500-year-old remains of Kennewick Man were found in July, 1996 by two college students wading in the Columbia River near Kennewick, Washington. Prior to this survey had you heard of Kennewick Man?

Yes
16%
265 votes
No
84%
1,427 votes

2. A Native American Colville Tribe tried to have Kennewick Man buried according to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Scientists filed an injunction to stop the burial, arguing the skull more closely matched Polynesians or the Ainu from Japan. Do you feel it's important for scientists to study Kennewick Man?

Yes
46%
777 votes
No
13%
227 votes
Undecided
28%
478 votes
Not Applicable
12%
210 votes

3. New DNA sequencing advancements have allowed geneticists to isolate the full genome of Kennewick Man. Compared to DNA from the Colville Tribe, researchers found Native Americans are his closest relatives. He's not a direct ancestor. The two families diverged from a common ancestor 600-700 years before Kennewick Man's death. Should he be considered to be a Native American?

Yes
25%
425 votes
No
12%
197 votes
Undecided
49%
834 votes
Not Applicable
14%
236 votes

4. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers maintains legal custody of Kennewick Man's skeleton, which is housed at the Burke Museum in Seattle, Washington. According to Science Magazine, they plan to explore whether to return the remains to Native American tribes. Do you feel Kennewick Man should be returned to Native Americans for burial?

Yes
32%
546 votes
No
13%
224 votes
Undecided
40%
684 votes
Not Applicable
14%
238 votes
06/21/2015 News 1692 24 By: Bboopy13
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