Exploring the Cabinet of Curiosities


"Research is formalized curiosity. it is poking and prying with a purpose. it is a seeking that he who wishes may know the cosmic secrets of the world and they that dwell therein." - Zora Neale Hurston

Lorraine is a Chicago-based freelance journalist whose work covers everything from beehive theft to the history of the Holocaust. She particularly enjoys digging into old archives, traveling to new places, being outdoors (even in bad weather), and learning about anything that sparks her excitement.

Got an interesting story to share? Get in touch at l.boissoneault@gmail.com or reach out on Twitter.

Recent Work


North America’s Smokers and the Agricultural Revolution


The Nazi Werewolves of WWII


How the Death of 6,000 Sheep Spurred the American Debate on Chemical Weapons


Proteins from Unwashed Dishes Reveal Ancient Diet

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What a Walking Fish Can Teach Us About Human Evolution


Thousands of Tons of Shellfish Dead in France

Ongoing Projects

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Field Notes from the Pleistocene

Field Notes from the Pleistocene is a time-travel adventure into human evolution told in the form of a bi-weekly newsletter. Follow two scientists as they visit important sites like Olduvai Gorge, the Atapuerca Mountains, and La Chapelle-aux-Saints. Subscribe to the newsletter, read the blog, or get the first installment as a Kindle ebook.