February 25, 2006

Kennewick Man's violent life?

Continued examination of the ancient skelton of Kennewick Man offers more information about his injuries.

The scientists say the evidence also hints that Kennewick Man was probably in his 30s when he died. Previous estimates had said he might have been as old as 45.

And a spear point embedded in his right hip had healed over cleanly. So it likely did not cause a chronic infection, as some experts had suspected initially.

More background information is available at the University of Washington's Kennewick Man page.

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