Friday, July 29, 2005

More maneuvering on Kennewick Man

Via The Panda's Thumb , the Progressive Reaction was at the hearings of the US Senate Indian Affairs Subcommittee on the McCain amendment to NAGRPA and is not happy with how it's going. The McCain amendment would allow Native American tribes to demand the return of remains, even in cases where they cannot prove a link to a modern tribe.

At the hearing, the speakers for the Native American perspective seemed to be on a roll, and the physical anthropologists were not holding up well. Progressive Reaction thinks this will go McCain's way.

Progressive Reaction also provides a list of Kennewick legal links.

For a thoughtful take on the science and religion aspects, i.e. scientists getting access to items of potential religious significance, see Bartholomew.

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