I just read from Anthrogenica that Jean Manco passed away Palm Sunday from cancer. Very sad to hear.
She wrote several books about the peopling of Europe and she commented on Beakerblog a few times. Jean also wrote about the architectural history of Bath and Bristol and spent her career in the West Country.
Funny how things work, sometimes we cross paths in different times and in different ways. She was an expert on Bath Abbey. Several of my ancestors are buried in the Bath abbey, and I'm grateful for Jean and those that preserve the past and seek to learn more about it.
Her avatar in various forums and websites was the Owl of Athena, which had a special significance to her in the quest for ancient truths and appreciation for wisdom and the arts. She will be missed.
Sincerest Condolences to her family.
Biography at archaeology wiki
Jean speaking "Who are the Celts?" Youtube