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Book Title: No Bone Unturned|
The author of the book: Jeff Benedict
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 447 KB
Edition: HarperCollins Publishers
Date of issue: December 4th 2007
ISBN 13: 9780061556623
Read full description of the books No Bone Unturned:This book is about a topic that is controversial in so many aspects. Kennewick Man.
If you don't know who Kennewick Man is, here's some basic background information that you could probably find just by googling him:
Kennewick Man turned up on the banks of the Columbia River on July 28, 1996. The police gave him to the county coroner, Floyd Johnson, who promptly had James Chatters, a specialist in human remains. James Chatters took one look at the skeleton and noted that it had a distinctly european look to it. However, dating was indeterminable, so he had a bit of the skeleton sent off for radio-carbon dating. The information that came back read that the skeleton was 9,800 years old.
This alone, and the fact that it was found on ancestral land for the tribe, caused the Umatilla and a few other local area tribes to claim that the skeleton was theirs and that it should be repatriated immediately. The battle between scientists who believe that the skeleton is too old to be claimed by an individual tribe, and who would like to study it more closely in order to figure out where the indigenous people of the americas came from and between the native american tribes who believe their belief system is being challenged, has lead Kennewick Man to be one of the most famous and ancient findings in the history of the United States.
As far as this specific text goes, it follows one physical anthropologist, Doug Owsley through his life right before, and during the trial period. It also gives some background and childhood history on Owsley. While this makes the book incredibly fascinating, it also makes it so that when you hear about what the indian tribes are trying to do, and what the Army Corps of Engineers does in response to the entire thing, highly irritating. It is well written, and that makes you feel it so much more.
I highly recommend it. I also highly recommend this book to people who have never studied any anthropology before and want to learn about it with real world case studies.
Read information about the authorJeff Benedict conducted the first national study on sexual assault and athletes. He has published three books on athletes and crime, including a blistering exposé on the NFL, Pros and Cons: The Criminals Who Play in the NFL, and Public Heroes, Private Felons: Athletes and Crimes Against Women. He is a lawyer and an investigative journalist who has written five books.
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