Jacob Mikanowski
Writer, Freelance

Jacob Mikanowski writes about science, history and art, and his work has appeared in Prospect, The Awl and The Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. He lives in Berkeley, California.

Written by Jacob Mikanowski

Fancy bird; a Voorburg-Cropper Pigeon. Photo by Richard Bailey

Essay/
Genetics
Wild thing

How and why did humans domesticate animals – and what might this tell us about the future of our own species?

Jacob Mikanowski

Out of Siberia. A Nenet woman dressed from head to toe in clothes made from reindeer fur. Photo by Heidi Bradner/Panos

Essay/
Palaeontology
Origins

Paleogenetics is helping to solve the great mystery of prehistory: how did humans spread out over the earth?

Jacob Mikanowski