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Kennewick Man goes home


The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Northwestern Division (Corps) transferred the human remains known as the Kennewick Man, or the Ancient One, to the Washington State Department of Archaeology and Historic Preservation (Washington) on Friday, Feb. 17, on the condition that the Department then repatriate the human remains to the five Columbia River Plateau tribes. The transfer took place at the Burke Museum in Seattle, where the remains have been curated since 1998.

In July 1996, the nearly complete, male skeletal remains of Kennewick Man, one of the oldest skeletons discovered in North America, were found on Corps land at the McNary Dam Project near Kennewick, Washington.

On Dec. 16, 2016...

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