NOVA: Mystery of the First Americans (2000)

Genres - History  |   Sub-Genres - Social History, Sociology, Unexplained Phenomena, World History  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This television documentary investigates the first people to come to North America. The program begins with the discovery of a 9,000-year-old skeleton with a Stone Age weapon imbedded in its hip. The skeleton was found by Jim Chatters in Kennewick, Washington, and dubbed the Kennewick Man. Native Americans claimed the skeleton was theirs under law and insisted on its return. The battle headed to court. Meanwhile, questions concerning the origin of the skeleton arose, as well as questions about how the first people came to the Americas. Other skeletons and excavations reveal answers and new questions.

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America, anthropology, human