Built on Bones by Brenna Hassett. Published by Bloomsbury

Hassett, an archaeologist, looks at the way our evolution from hunter gatherers to farmers to urban dwellers has changed us, physically. Using human bones,  from the some of the oldest civilizations on earth, to the industrial revolution, she shows how plagues, wars, diet and physical activity have changed us. This is a fascinating look at our evolution as human beings that will appeal to both professionals and laymen

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