Getting To Know Some Truly Old Humans
Imagine becoming an international celebrity, when you're way too old to enjoy it. Dead, even.
This is the after-life story of the human fossils Lydia Pyne writes about in her book Seven Skeletons.
The title is a reference to the seven most-celebrated and most-traveled fossil sets, including "Piltdown Man" (an actual hoax) and "Lucy." Pyne tracks the history of each since discovery. She shares her stories with us.