Review: 'Fossil Men,' by Kermit Pattison
“Fossil Men” by Kermit Pattison; William Morrow (544 pages, $32.50)———This is a story of intrigue, of anger, of decisions made at the point of a gun. Friendships made and lost, bitter jealousies, dizzying discoveries.Not exactly what usually comes to mind when you think about archaeology.St. Paul author Kermit Pattison donned his metaphorical pith helmet and cargo shorts and created a work of staggering depth that brings us into the search for the oldest human. In “Fossil Men,” he recounts the saga of “Ardi,” a skeleton uncovered in the rugged hills of Ethiopia by a brilliant and irascible Ame...
Star Tribune (Minneapolis)