1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 4-7 sentences on your LJ along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest (unless it's too troublesome to reach and is really heavy. Then go back to step 1)
However, few cases have been quite as curious as that of Kennewick Man. Discovered by chance in 1996 on the bed of the Columbia River, in Washington State in the USA's northwest, this virtually complete male skeleton very quickly aroused controversy when archaeologist Jim Chatters, into whose hands the bones were consigned for analysis, declared them to be about nine thousand years old - and probably of European origin. As the oldest complete human skeleton ever found in the Americas, that was inflammatory stuff. As it happens, there is now quite compelling evidence to suggest that the earliest inhabitants of North American did in fact come from Europe (the vicinity of Spain, as it happens) sometime around twenty thousand years ago. It seems they were swamped five thousand or so years later by the arrival of the ancestors of the modern Native Americans who came from Siberia across the Bering Strait... But that's another story.
'cause I felt like posting something! This is from Robin Dunbar's "How many friends does one person need?" - came highly recommended. I haven't gotten around to reading it tho.