PDA

View Full Version : ready for a little political archaeology?



Phillip Allen
09-26-2015, 11:56 PM
it starts at about 2 1/2 minutes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRNTajxHZRc

L.W. Baxter
09-27-2015, 12:08 AM
You might want to read the wiki article on Kennewick Man, Phillip.

Youtube is for entertainment, not information.

TerryLL
09-27-2015, 12:16 AM
Yes, this find was highly politicized. It was eventually determined through DNA that Kennewick Man was an ancestral Native American related to the contemporary Native Americans who still live in the area. But there was a heck of a lot of blather exchanged before that analysis could yield the truth.

skuthorp
09-27-2015, 04:41 AM
And here's a bit more. I saw a figure of 2.5% as the native american population today
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lDeP7UiHz4w

I might add that my ancestors, and I mean that directly, did much the same thing here. But somehow Milly, a Tasmanian aboriginal woman, probably kidnapped, is a small part of my ancestry.

Bruce Taylor
09-27-2015, 06:50 AM
It was eventually determined through DNA that Kennewick Man was an ancestral Native American related to the contemporary Native Americans who still live in the area.

Yup: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vnfv/ncurrent/full/nature14625.html?message-global=remove&WT.mc_id=EMI_NATURE_1506_BREAKINGNEWSKENNEWICKMAN_ PORTFOLIO

Even James Chatters now accepts that Kennewick Man was an early Native American: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/science/new-dna-results-show-kennewick-man-was-native-american.html?_r=0

L.W. Baxter
09-27-2015, 10:11 AM
Youtube is for entertainment, not information.

Bruce posting here reminds me that this is not necessarily true. What I really mean to say is that one must be discerning.

Paul Pless
09-27-2015, 10:34 AM
What I really mean to say is that one must be discerning.a bit of an issue with much of the right. . .

Bruce Taylor
09-27-2015, 10:40 AM
What I really mean to say is that one must be discerning.

That's for sure! And that goes for Wikipedia, too...consider the curious case of the "Tulodens (http://www.itcamefromthepond.com/)" :D