Check this out – these people stood straighter than we modern humans, and had bigger lungs….every new discovery finds them more “modern,” closer to us culturally, and physically superior (?)….
In my tales Strong Heart and Adrift I offer that the ancient legends of First Peoples might be true – that they have always been here, always, since humans first became “modern” ages ago, despite the ice. Check out this article in Digital Journal:
Here is an article about a structure in New Zealand which may upend much theory about New Zealand’s settlement and human origins in general….
This article from Hakai Magazine talks about ancient footprints found around the world, including (at the end of the article) a site in British Columbia along the coast.
Spent a week at the Toklat Cabin at Mile 53 inside Denali National Park to complete, edit, and finalize Found, book # 3 in a series about the Olympic Peninsula and North Pacific Coast, which started with Strong Heart in 2017 and will see Adrift in September 2018 (copies now sent to reviewers!). The cabin, used by the Toklat Ranger in the summer (the park road is closed 30 miles away until later this month) and by Denali dog sled teams in the hard winter, is 14 by 16 feet, one room, simple, quiet, and perfect for working on tales.
Two articles here, demonstrating that we think we now so much more than perhaps we do. The first discusses the recent discovery of a second type of DNA, just found, quite different from the “standard” DNA first found in the middle of the 20th Century. The second article discusses how an entirely new organ has been found in our body – this after how many centuries of robbing graves and dissecting cadavers?
My publisher Irontwine Press put up a great little video showing how one makes a highly effective and powerful weapon using stuff found in the woods. Watch to the end to get a sense of the great power of these weapons.