|Figure One - 4.1 inch long discoidal biface or core stone which was |
the inspiration for the SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL Quadrilogy.
|Figure Two - GHOSTS OF THE HEART, the second book in the |
SHADOWS ON THE TRAIL Quadrilogy. Available at Amazon.com
|Figure Three - The proposed orientation of the burial of Kennewick Man |
along the Columbia River in Washington.
One of the more famous and controversial prehistoric skeletons was named Kennewick Man. Some of the more renowned forensic scientists in the country studied the prehistoric skeleton of Kennewick Man. Authors Douglas W. Owsley and Richard J. Lantz documented the controversial history of this skeleton and their findings in an excellent book entitled KENNEWICK MAN The Scientific Investigation of an Ancient American Skeleton. I took my information below from this groundbreaking book.
|Figure Four - Forensic reconstruction|
of Kennewick Man's face.
Two college students discovered Kennewick Man's skull in 1996 along the banks of the Columbia River in Washington. Scientists believe he was between 35 to 39 years old at the time of his death. They estimated that he was 5’7” or 5’8” tall and weighed around 162 lbs.
Thirty-five years old is young in the context of modern-day life expectancies, but by this time in his relative young life, Kennewick Man had already experienced some very traumatic health issues. The scientists determined that he had several healed depression wounds on his skull and he may have been hard of hearing. Kennewick Man was right handed and there were indications that his arms had gone through strenuous use.
|Figure Five - Throwing a spear dozens of times per day, |
using an atlatl, would damage anyone's shoulder.
|Figure Six - Kennewick Man's teeth |
were wore down to a nub.