About the Author
is Professor of Anthropology at Pennsylvania State University. She is a Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. She has won numerous awards and honors for her writing, including the 1997 Rhône-Poulenc Prize for The Wisdom of the Bones
(coauthored with Alan Walker) and the Phi Beta Kappa Prize for Science for Taking Wing
, which was also a finalist for the Los Angeles Times
Book Award and a New York Times
Notable Book of the Year in 1998.