Orphan of Creation: Contact with the Human Past by Roger MacBride Allen
Approx. 121,010 words.
Published on December 16, 2010 by
An anthropologist stumbles across a stunning secret that will put the very definition of humanity suddenly in doubt. Are the bones buried there the remains of humans, or apes -- or something else? The answer will turn her life, and the world, upsidedown. 'Anyone who likes good hard science in their fiction will have to go a long way to find a better-done book.' --Locus