Professor Richard Jantz of the University of Tennessee will present a lecture titled "What Kennewick Man Can Reveal About Colonization of America and How He Came to Tell His Story". “Kennewick man” is the name given to a skeleton found on the banks of the Columbia River near Kennewick,
Washington in 1996. It is one of the most complete and most extensively studied of any early American skeletons.
Ironically, it was almost not studied at all because the Army Corps wished to turn it over to local tribes without study.
Only a lawsuit prevented reburial without study and allowed scientists the opportunity to study it. This presentation
will discuss how the skeleton came to be studied and some of the insights into early American life it has taught us. Cafeteria Annex, Pellissippi State Community College, 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.