A Reading List About Our Prehistoric Past

by Rachel Baker on January 21, 2015

Something about this list left me wanting to read each and every one of the articles in this article.

Read More: Really Old Stuff: A Reading List About Our Prehistoric Past

Even with digital archives and electronic records keeping track of our lives, we often find it a challenge to piece together our own pasts, to say nothing of our parents’ or grandparents’. What, then, of the lives of humans and organisms whose only traces are already thousands of years old?

From an aspen colony that has been cloning itself for over 80,000 years to a coral reef fossilized eons ago, these stories bring to life irretrievable worlds and challenge our notions of time and durability.

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