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Chapter 2
Report on the Osteological Assessment of the "Kennewick Man" Skeleton (CENWW.97.Kennewick)
Joseph F. Powell and Jerome C. Rose

Table 11

Table 11 is comprised of 2 tables designed to summarize the probability of group membership for Kennewick Man in 22 modern populations, based on inter-individual Mahalanobis' squared distances derived from 33 craniometric variables. The first table, detailing the statistically closest populations, is comprised of 3 columns and 5 rows. From left to right the column headers read Closest Populations, Mahalanobis Distance, and Typical Probability. The 5 rows are comprised of varying statistical information corresponding to the column headers listed above. The populations detailed in the first column, reading from top to bottom are Ainu, Moriori, S. Japan, Zalavar, and Easter island.

The second table, detailing the statistically furthest populations, is comprised of 3 columns and 5 rows. From left to right the column headers read Farthest Populations, Mahalanobis Distance, and Typical Probability. The 5 rows are comprised of varying statistical information corresponding to the column headers listed above. The populations detailed in the first column, reading from top to bottom are Bushmen, Australia, Tasmania, Tolai, and Berg.

The significance of the Table 11 is to document the statistical probability of group membership for Kennewick Man in modern populations. For a more detailed and contextualized discussion of Table 11 and the osteological assessment of the Kennewick Man skeleton refer back to the text.

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