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I am a writer and historian in Austin, TX.  I write about books, museums, material culture, fossils, and everything in between.  My fieldwork, research, and writing have ranged from South Africa, Ethiopia, Uzbekistan, UK, and Iran, as well as the American Southwest.

My current book projects include: 

  • Seven Skeletons: The Evolution of the World's Most Famous Human Fossils (Aug 2016, Viking)
  • Bookshelf (Object Lesson series; Jan 2016 Bloomsbury.)