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AMK Ranch Talk to Focus on Discovery of Kennewick Man


July 5, 2011 — A discussion of the site where Kennewick Man was discovered and an examination of the skeleton that introduced him to the world is the topic for the summer seminar series Thursday, July 7, at the University of Wyoming-National Park Service (UW-NPS) Research Center. The center is located at the AMK Ranch in Grand Teton National Park.

Archaeologist Tom Marceau will present "The Ancient Ones: An Examination of Physical Anthropological Techniques as Applied to Kennewick Man" at 6:30 p.m. at the AMK Ranch, north of Leeks Marina.

A barbecue will be held at 5:30 p.m. with a $5 per person fee; reservations are not required. For more information, call the UW-NPS Center at (307) 543-2463.

Kennewick Man is the name for the skeletal remains of a prehistoric (Paleo-Indian) man found in 1996 on a bank of the Columbia River in Kennewick, Wash. Marceau will provide multiple analyses of information on the remains (age, sex, stature, and pathologies) as well as the cultural and environmental effects recorded on his skeleton due to his way of life. One critical inquiry relates to the classification of the skeleton as ancient or modern.

The UW-NPS Research Center provides a base for university faculty members and governmental scientists from throughout North America to conduct research in the diverse aquatic and terrestrial environments of Grand Teton National Park and the Greater Yellowstone Area.

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