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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 5

Table 5 provides a comparison of stature or height estimates derived from measurements of upper arm bones (right humerus, radius, and ulna) from reference populations labeled as follows: "White", "Black", "Mongoloid", and "Mexican." A standard of error for stature estimate is provided for each measurement. The arm bones were the most complete limb elements from the Kennewick skeleton, but Powell and Rose state that stature estimates derived from arm bones are not as accurate as those based on the lower limbs. The arm element data suggested that "the stature of the Kennewick individual is best approximated by humeral dimensions regressed on modern Mongoloids", suggesting a height of 173.9 to 177.3 cm or 5 feet 9 inches to 5 feet 10 inches. The standard error for this estimate was 4.26 to 4.66 cm, or 1.6 to 1.8 inches.

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