Jennifer Raff’s ‘Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas’—A Review
Jennifer Raff’s Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas [https://www.amazon.com/Origin-Genetic-Americas-Jennifer-Raff/dp/1538749718/ref=tmm_hrd_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr=] was published with much fanfare in February, garnering a rave New York Times review [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/08/books/review/A-Genetic-History-of-the-Americas-By-Jennifer-Raff.
The Problem of Sex Discrimination in Indigenous Archaeology
In January, as reporters were celebrating [https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/arts/television/amy-schneider-jeopardy.html?smid=url-share] the first woman—and also the first transgender person—to win more than a million dollars on Jeopardy!, I was reading up on the discrimination still faced by biological women who
Remembering Richard Leakey (1944–2022), the Last Victorian Scientist
Kenyan paleoanthropologist Richard Leakey died on January 2nd at age 77, following an extraordinary career devoted to the scientific exploration of human origins. Richard was once my boss. And although we never became friends, I came to know him fairly well. He died peacefully in his house overlooking Kenya’s