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There is nothing on their UK counterpart Mary Anning, although she performed comparable palaeontological miracles in extracting ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs from dangerous Dorset cliffs. This nascent scientific field had formidable female protagonists, too, working against tremendous odds.
Close to the bone The next million years, in which mammals flourished, are covered swiftly, to get to the Pleistocene bone bonanza of the La Brea tar deposits in Los Angeles, California. Dubbed La Brea Woman, her 10,year-old remains allow Switek to expound on the physical and chemical intricacies of bone in general and human bones in particular.
And it is extraordinary stuff, allowing resilience and strength, and continuous internal remodelling. The skeletons of vertebrates, unlike those of arthropods, do not have to be successively moulted as the animal grows, and so can reach vast dimensions — as in the blue whale.
With Switek, we visit Neolithic tombs and medieval ossuaries, consider skull cults and muse on the bony personification of Death. The book makes extended explorations of how nineteenth-century anthropologists such as Samuel Morton in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, used skull measurements to claim the existence of racial differences, a malign legacy that, although long discredited in science, lingers today in apologias for racism.
Switek also describes the protracted tug-of-war between scientists and the Native American community around the Columbia River in Washington state over who owns the 9,year-old skeleton of the Ancient One, also known as Kennewick Man D. Thomas Nature , —; This is terrain most palaeontologists never navigate; Switek picks through it well.
Switek considers his own skeleton, and how it might follow those of the dinosaurs into geological immortality. Of the detritus that each of us casually scatters — thousands of ballpoint pens, polyester socks, aluminium cans and so on — much is a good deal more decay-resistant than the average cranium or femur.
Our bones might be only a small part of our ultimate legacy.
Rain hung waiting. There was going to be a storm.
The single engine Cessna Skyhawk SP circled twice before coming in to land. It was the sort of plane that would barely have been no- ticed, flying in this part of the world.
That was why it had been chosen. If anyone had been curious enough to check the registra- tion number printed under the wing, they would have learned that this plane belonged to a photographic company based in Jamaica. This was not true.
There was no company and it was already too dark to take photographs. There were three men in the aircraft. They were all dark skinned, wearing faded jeans and loose, open-neck shirts.