Built on Bones -15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death

Author(s): Brenna Hassett


The city has killed most of your ancestors, and it's probably killing you, too - this book tells you why


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The city has killed most of your ancestors, and it's probably killing you, too - this book tells you why

Fascinating subject matter ... a fun, addictive read. Readers Digest This book explores how our journey from hunter-gatherers to urban dwellers has impacted our state of health. Using clues recovered from archaeological sites and ancient skeletal remains, it carefully highlights some of the unpleasant consequences of urbanisation. -- Dr Daniel Antoine, Curator of Physical Anthropology, The British Museum

Brenna Hassett is an archaeologist who specializes in using clues from the human skeleton to understand how people lived and died in the past. Her research focuses on the evidence of health and growth locked into teeth, and she uses dental anthropological techniques to investigate how children grew (or didn't) across the world and across time. She has dug poor Roman-period burials near the Giza pyramids, surveyed every last inch of a remote Greek island (with a goat-to-human ratio of 350:1), famous for the Antikythera mechanism, and accidentally crumbled an 8,000 year old mud brick wall at the famous central Anatolian site of Catalhoyuk in Turkey. @brennawalks / trowelblazers.com

Introduction: Nothing (but Flowers) Chapter 1: Papa Was a Rolling Stone Chapter 2: Feed Me (Seymour) Chapter 3: What ' s New Pussycat? Chapter 4: Revolution Chapter 5: Power of Equality Chapter 6: Oops Upside Your Head Chapter 7: Under My Thumb Chapter 8: War! What Is It Good For? Chapter 9: Under Pressure Chapter 10: Bring Out Your Dead Chapter 11: Tainted Love Chapter 12: Take This Job and Shove It Chapter 13: Panic ... Conclusion: Karma Police Acknowledgements: Some of My Friends Index

General Fields

  • : 9781472922946
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Sigma
  • : 0.362
  • : April 2017
  • : April 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brenna Hassett
  • : Paperback
  • : Export/Airside
  • : en
  • : 288
  • : 8pp colour plate section