David Wengrow

Professor of Comparative Archaeology at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology and author of The Archaeology of Early Egypt (2006), The Origins of Monsters (2014), and What Makes Civilization? The Ancient Near East and the Future of the West (2018).


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How to change the course of human history

(at least, the part that’s already happened)

The story we have been telling ourselves about our origins is wrong, and perpetuates the idea of inevitable social inequality. David Graeber and David Wengrow ask why the myth of ‘agricultural revolution’ remains so persistent, and argue that there is a whole lot more we can learn from our ancestors.

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