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Mystery of the First Americans

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There is no classroom activity for this program. The following resources from the companion Web site accompany this program:

Does Race Exist?
Read two opposing viewpoints from anthropologists at the University of Wyoming and the University of Michigan. (Grades 9-12)

Meet Kennewick Man (QTVR)
View this QuickTime VR of the Kennewick Man and learn how the archeologist who recovered the remains went about putting a face to this ancient man. (QuickTime plug-in required.) (Grades 6-8, 9-12)

Claims for the Remains
Read what eight scientists—all of whom have filed suit against the U.S. government for the right to study the Kennewick Man remains—have to say about why they feel they should be allowed to do so and what they hope to learn if they get the chance. (Grades 9-12)

The Dating Game (Hot Science)
Learn how carbon-14 analysis works in this online activity. (Shockwave plug-in required; non-Shockwave version available.) (Grades 9-12)

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Mystery of the First Americans
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