Each day scientists and students learn more and more about our species and its past, often turning up new evidence that challenges the accepted views and received wisdom of long-established orthodoxy. But because we live in an 'Information Universe' it is no longer the professional academic alone who is privy to such disconcerting news. Since the advent of the worldwide web the old intellectual monopolies have been broken. Now we all have the opportunity, if we choose to take it, to challenge habitual assumptions and to play a part in piecing together the puzzle of who we are and of our forgotten past.

The Message Board at has been made available to further this endeavor through lively debate and the sharing of focused information. If you have a question or a unique idea of your own concerning the three books presented, post a note to the message board and hear what others have to say about it. You never know - you may provide a missing piece of the puzzle.