Got a skeleton in your closet? John Hawks does. His physical anthropology lab at the University of Wisconsin contains cupboards full of skulls and bones. These skeletal remains and reproductions used for teaching range in age from decades to millennia old.
Hawks, an associate professor of anthropology, has published genome research revealing that the rate of human evolution has increased over the last 10,000 years.
I shot this photo for Science Illustrated last time I was in Madison, but it didn't get used (they ran a portrait I shot instead).
Anyway, I just wanted to say
HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!
Posted by Michael Forster Rothbart on Saturday, October 30, 2010