Skull Wars

Skull Wars

Kennewick Man, Archaeology, and the Battle for Native American Identity

Book - 2000 | 1st pbk. ed.
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The 1996 discovery, near Kennewick, Washington, of a 9,000-year-old Caucasoid skeleton brought more to the surface than bones. The explosive controversy and resulting lawsuit also raised a far more fundamental question: Who owns history? Many Indians see archeologists as desecrators of tribal rites and traditions; archeologists see their livelihoods and science threatened by the 1990 Federal reparation law, which gives tribes control over remains in their traditional territories.In this new work, Thomas charts the riveting story of this lawsuit, the archeologists' deteriorating relations with American Indians, and the rise of scientific archeology. His telling of the tale gains extra credence from his own reputation as a leader in building cooperation between the two sides.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Basic Books, c2000.
Edition: 1st pbk. ed.
ISBN: 9780465092246
0465092241
9780465092253
046509225X
Branch Call Number: 970.00497 T455
Characteristics: xli, 326 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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