Dear readers, visitors, and longtime friends of the Hairy Museum –
Welcome! I’m currently in the process of renovating/updating the site from scratch, and things around here may be a little weird for a while. Posts containing relevant or random information may pop up and disappear as I test out various things and play around with the content and design of this site. I suppose I could do all this work behind-the-scenes, but I think it might be fun to work live without a net, and invite you to watch the process. Please bear with the confusion and occasional dysfunction, and if you’d like me to contact you when these experimental iterations are over, leave a comment here or drop me a line.
Thanks for stopping by!
Cover of Children of Time by Anne H. Weaver. Illustrations by Matt Celeskey.
In 2008, I began work on a series of illustrations for a children’s book on human evolution, written by anthropologist and educator Anne H. Weaver. The stories in the book reconstruct the lives (and deaths) of several juvenile hominins known from fossils. As one friend of mine remarked, “It’s kind of like Clan of the Cave Bear for the kiddie set.” (Clan of the Cave Bear author Jean Auel actually had some very nice things to say about the book.)
To do Anne’s stories justice, I spent a fair amount of time researching the different hominin species and cultures represented in the book, with lots of help from the very knowledgable and patient author. I’ll be adding a few of the images to this site, and several more are available on the book’s website. Children of Time was published in early 2012 by the University of New Mexico Press and is available from the publisher, Amazon or your favorite local bookseller.
…please be patient. Until then, might I suggest one of these alternatives?