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Studies and Publications

Selected articles on analyses conducted to date:

Auerbach, B. M (2012). Skeletal variation among early Holocene North American humans: Implications for origins and diversity in the Americas. American Journal of Physical Anthropology 149: 525–536.

Chatters, J.C. (2000). The Recovery and First Analysis of an Early Holocene Human. American Antiquity 65 (2): 291–316.

DOI/NPS Kennewick Man Scientific Investigations between 1998-2000:
http://www.nps.gov/archeology/kennewick/index.htm

Selected books:

Burke H., C. Smith, D. Lippert, J. Watkins, L.J. Zimmerman (editors) (2001). Kennewick Man: Perspectives on the Ancient One. Left Coast Press, Walnut Creek, CA.

Chatters, J.C. (2001). Ancient Encounters: Kennewick Man and the First Americans. Touchstone, NY.

Jones, P.N. (2005). Respect for the Ancestors: American Indian Cultural Affiliation in the American West. Bauu Press, Boulder, CO.

Owsley, D., & Jantz, R. (2014). Kennewick Man The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton. Texas A&M University Press, College Station, TX.

Thomas, D.H. (2000). Skull Wars: Kennewick Man, Archaeology, And The Battle For Native American Identity. Basic Books, NY.

Watkins, J. (2000). Chapter 9: ‘“The Ancient One” of Kennewick’ in Indigenous Archaeology: American Indian Values and Scientific Practice. Altamira Press.

Selected books aimed at adolescents:

Kirkpatrick, K. (2011). Mysterious Bones: The Story of Kennewick Man. Holiday House, NY.

Walker, S. and D. Owsley (2012). Their Skeletons Speak: Kennewick Man and the Paleoamerican World. Lerner Publishing Group, Minneapolis, MN.

Selected legal findings and commentary:

Ackerman, D. (1997) Kennewick Man: The Meaning of “Cultural Affiliation” and “Major Scientific Benefit” in the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, 33 Tulsa L.J. 359.

Bonnichsen v. US, 217 F. Supp. 2d 1116 - Dist. Court, D. Oregon 2002

Bonnichsen v. US, 367 F. 3d 864 - Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit 2004

Bruning, Susan B. (2006). Complex Legal Legacies: The Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, Scientific Study, and Kennewick Man. American Antiquity 71(3):501-521.

Dussias, A. M. (2005). Kennewick Man, Kinship, and the “Dying Race”: The Ninth Circuit’s Assimilationist Assault on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. 84 Nebraska L. Rev. 55.

Goldberg, S. (2006). Kennewick Man and the meaning of life. University of Chicago Legal Forum 2006: 275–288.

Flood, M.A. (2002). “Kennewick Man” or “Ancient One”? A Matter of Interpretation. 63 Montana L. Rev. 39.

Owsley, D. W., and R. L. Jantz. 2001. Archaeological Politics and Public Interest in Paleoamerican Studies: Lessons from Gordon Creek Woman and Kennewick Man. American Antiquity 66(4):565-575.

Seidemann, R. M. (2003). Time for a change: The Kennewick Man case and its implications for the future of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. West Virginia Law Review 106: 149–176.

Sibley, M. (2003). Has Oregon tightened the perceived loopholes of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act? Bonnichsen v. United States. American Indian Law Review 28: 141–156.

Swedlund, A., and D. Anderson (1999). Gordon Creek Woman Meets Kennewick Man: New Interpretations and Protocols Regarding the Peopling of the Americas. American Antiquity 64(4):569-576.

Swedlund, A., and D. Anderson (2003). Gordon Creek Woman Meets Spirit Cave Man: A Response to Comment by Owsley and Jantz. American Antiquity 68(1):161-167

Tsosie, R. (1999). Privileging claims to the past: Ancient human remains and contemporary cultural values. Arizona State Law Journal 31: 583–678.

Watkins, J. (2004). Becoming American or Becoming Indian? NAGPRA, Kennewick and Cultural Affiliation. Journal of Social Archaeology 4(1):60-80.

Zimmerman, L. J. (2005). Public Heritage, a Desire for a “White” History for America, and Some Impacts of the Kennewick Man / Ancient One Decision. International Journal of Cultural Property 12 (2):265-274.