Historian traces rise of celebrity hominid fossils

‘Seven Skeletons’ digs into backstory of famous finds

The Old Man of La Chapelle

LASTING FAME  The Old Man of La Chapelle, a Neandertal skeleton discovered in the early 20th century, is among the fossils highlighted in a new book about how hominid fossils achieve worldwide fame. 

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