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Kennewick Man/Free Software

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Kennewick Man/Free Software

Kennewick Man/Free Software

Kennewick Man/Free Software

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Guests: Robson Bonnichsen Director, Center for the Study of the First Americans Oregon State University Corvallis, Oregon Adeline Fredin Director and Manager, History and Archaeology Department Colville Tribe Nespelem, Washington Eric Raymond Technical Director Chester County Interlink Consultant Thyrsus Enterprises Malvern, Pennsylvania Richard Stallman, GNU Project President Free Software Foundation Cambridge, Massachusetts Two years ago, two college students stumbled across a skull along the banks of the Columbia River. Today, the battle over the 9,000-year-old "Kennewick man" is still raging, pitting area Native Americans with deeply held religious beliefs against anthropologists who believe that study of Kennewick Man could rewrite the book on human development in the Americas. In this hour, we'll look at the science and the debate over Kennewick Man. Plus, a look at free software: will it change computing as we know it?