Art + Services > Art Gallery > When Humans met Neandertals
When Humans met Neandertals
"Lynn is steeped in the science but can see and interpret the beauty within it.
What I didn’t realize, until I saw this video, is how effectively and beautifully with her own visuals she can communicate an incredibly complex topic."
— Steve Borsch, media and technology professional
At the Crossroads: Finding Family in Bones and Genes
Original script, drawings and narration
The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) for their web site.
One of the most fascinating developments in science today is the ability to sequence DNA from old bones. Research in this field is called paleogenomics — the study of ancient genomes. Recent data reveals what scientists have long suspected — that our prehistoric ancestors exchanged genes with Neandertals.
Originally produced for AAAS, I wrote the script, narrated, and illustrated this video slide show explaining how we met our closest evolutionary relatives, Neandertals, about 50,000 years ago.
Based on the draft sequence of the Neandertal genome published in "Science", I explain how fossils and genes come together for a more complete story of human evolution.
Steve Borsch, president of Minnov8 and a respected technology, media, and innovation expert, took me through the steps to record my voice. See the article Steve wrote about the intersection of genomics.