Hi! I'm Lorraine, a journalist and fiction writer.

I've been interested in archaeology since I was old enough to dig holes at the beach and explore abandoned houses in my rural town. I started writing about archaeology and anthropology in 2016 for publications like Nautilus Magazine and The Atlantic. After I became a staff writer at Smithsonian Magazine, I had many more opportunities to dig into human history and evolution. These days I freelance for a number of publications and write fiction in my spare time. This project is the best of both worlds. I've listed some of my archaeology and paleoanthropology stories below. If you want to check out more of my work or learn about my first book (about high school reenactors and the French history of North America), visit my website