The son of a French chef, Dr. Adrien Hannus was born in Wichita, Kansas. During the Vietnam conflict, Adrien served as a lieutenant in military intelligence, where he worked with the CIA on counter-insurgency operations. After receiving his M.A. in Anthropology from Wichita State University and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Utah, Adrien devoted his talents to working in the Great Plains region for almost 30 years, and also conducted archeological field projects in Egypt and Mexico. He has been involved in excavations at the Neanderthal cave site of Coudoulous in southern France and recently oversaw completion of the "Archeodome," a new state-of-the-art research and teaching facility that allows excavation to be conducted year-round at the Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village in South Dakota. Fascinated by the theory of Early Man's migration into the Americas across the Bering Strait, Adrien has heavily researched and written about Early Man in the New World, Communal Land Mammal Hunting and Butchering and Man and Culture in the Pleistocene.