A Victory

Posted: August 27, 2014 by veeshir in It's Science!, PEBKAC, Random Crap, Win!

They finally got to do research on the Kennewick man.

The skull, while clearly old, did not look Native American. …the teeth were cavity-free (signaling a diet low in sugar and starch) and worn down to the roots—a combination characteristic of prehistoric teeth. Chatters then noted something embedded in the hipbone. It proved to be a stone spearpoint, which seemed to clinch that the remains were prehistoric. He sent a bone sample off for carbon dating. The results: It was more than 9,000 years old.

It’s going to be interesting, here’s a link to the book with the results. It’s high dollar so if you do buy it, you should do it from Ace’s or the Puppy Blender (That’s where I saw the link) as they make money off that, we don’t make squat.

For those who don’t know, the Kennewick man is a skeleton at least 9,000 years old and doesn’t look like an American Indian, For some reason, American Indians fought to keep it from being studied. I’m not sure of the real reason, I know the tactics they used to try to keep it from being studied, but I’m not sure why.

I was pretty pissed of that people were trying to fight it being studied. We could study it and then bury it with whatever honors they wanted, but that wasn’t good enough.


It also spawned a  bunch of whole conspiracy deals, like that it’s an alien’s skeleton and man is descended from the aliens (The Pak Conspiracy), or one of the conspiracies that is actually pretty plausible. It stated that today’s American Indians didn’t want it publicized that there were people , maybe white people, here before their ancestors.

That could mean they’re just like whitey except their ancestors did it thousands of years ago instead of just a little over a hundred and at least we didn’t eat the people we killed.

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