A three-judge panel for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in Portland, Ore., is hearing Wednesday arguments on the fate of Kennewick Man, a prehistoric skeleton found on the banks of the Columbia River in 1996. Native American tribes claim Kennewick Man as an ancestor and want to keep his remains. But scientists who want to study the 9,300-year-old skeleton argue it is too old to have any direct connection to an existing tribe.
*Reporter for Oregon Public Broadcasting
*From the 9th Circuit Court in Portland, Oregon