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New Jean Manco Book is Out

I just found out that author Jean Manco passed away earlier this year, so I thought I would due her some credit by blogging about her books. Manco is a British building historian with a background in architectural preservation.  In later…

Neanderthal - Denisovan Hybrid Discovered

An amazing find was just published last week in Nature magazine.  Based on the DNA in a small hominin bone from about 90,000 years ago, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology were stunned to discover that it came…

Are Humans Responsible for Megafauna Extinctions?

In addition to being obsessed with genealogy, I have an abiding interest in human prehistory and the anthropological development of Homo sapiens, both biological and cultural, and especially with what DNA research and human paleontology are…