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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 14

Table 14 is comprised of 2 tables designed to summarize the probability of group membership for Kennewick Man in seven modern populations (Wolpoff 1972) based on seven buccolingual tooth dimensions. The first table, detailing the statistically closest populations, is comprised of 3 columns and 3 rows. From left to right the column headers read Closest Populations, Mahalanobis Distance, and Typical Probability. The 3 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 Dickson Md., Europe, and SE Asia.

The second table, detailing the statistically furthest populations, is comprised of 3 columns and 3 rows. From left to right the column headers read Farthest Populations, Mahalanobis Distance, and Typical Probability. The 3 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 Native American, Africa, and India.

The significance of the Table 14 is to document the statistical probability of group membership for Kennewick Man in modern populations. For a more detailed and contextualized discussion of Table 14 and the osteological assessment of the Kennewick Man skeleton refer back to the text.

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