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Brenna Hassett: “Built on Bones” | Talks at Google

Archaeologist Brenna Hassett’s book BUILT ON BONES explores how humans came to live in cities and the impacts of our decision to settle down – from new diseases to fad diets.

In her talk, Brenna explores the history of humanity’s experiment with the metropolis, and looks at why our ancestors chose city life, and why they have largely stuck to it. She looks at the diseases, deaths and misadventures that we have unwittingly unleashed upon ourselves throughout the metropolitan past, and as the world becomes increasingly urbanised, what we can look forward to in the future.

You can follow Brenna and find her website at:
@brennawalks
trowelblazers.com

Get the book here: https://goo.gl/avVZdP

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