Sunday, July 5, 2009

London guests

Staying at our London home for a few weeks are Scott and Tressa Maddux from Iowa, where Scott is a post graduate student at Iowa State. Tressa is the daughter of my high school friend, Donna Case Wallis. Scott and Tressa asked to stay at our home while Scott is doing research at the Natural History Museum near our house. He is working on his doctorate.
His is an interesting task. He is studying Stone Age skulls from all over the world. Of course, we had to try and understand why, so we quizzed him during his stay...
and he tried to sum it up for us. He is trying to understand how the reduction in facial size from the Stone Age to the modern era has affected the shape of human faces. So, is that clear to all of you? If you go to his blog, he explains more. "Since my research requires that I measure essentially every available human fossil skull, I will be traveling to the many museums and universities around the globe where these fossils are curated. Consequently, starting in June, for the next 9 months or so, I will be embarking on what paleoanthropologists call "The Grand Tour", traveling to: Russia, Germany, The Netherlands, Belgium, Great Britain, France, Monaco, Italy, Greece, Austria, The Czech Republic, Croatia, New York City, Washington D.C., Israel, Kenya, Tanzania, Ethiopia, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, and China."
Wouldn't you like to just go along to carry his bags on a trip like that? Good luck, Scott.

1 comment:

  1. No fair. My dissertation didn't take me to any interesting places. Tressa looks so much like Donna.