David Wengrow: Reimagining Prehistory

  • Fri 26 Aug 11:30 - 12:30
  • Central Hall
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David Wengrow: Reimagining Prehistory

It’s a pervasive belief that early human history involved a pivotal bargain; when cities and agriculture developed, primitive hunter-gatherers exchanged their freedom and equality for the hierarchies of civilisation. This is far from the truth, argue archaeologist David Wengrow and the late, great anthropologist David Graeber in The Dawn of Everything. The evidence shows that our ancestors organised communities that honoured individual rights. Join Wengrow for a discussion on what that could mean for us.

Categories: History, How We Live, Human Rights

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