Built On Bones #423
May 26, 2017
This week we dig into the world of bioarchaeology to discover what a bunch of dead people's bones can tell us about our past. We spend the hour with Brenna Hassett, bioarchaeologist and author of the new book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death", learning about the surprising information stashed away in teeth, bones, and mass graves.
- Brenna Hassett
Brenna Hassett is a bioarchaeologist whose work looks at the clues to our past lives locked in the evidence of our bones and teeth. Her new book Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death" uses the scientific techniques of archaeology and her research experience from sties around the globe to examine the effects of our recent urban evolution written into our very bones. She is one quarter of Team TrowelBlazers, a science advocacy organisation dedicated to resetting imaginations and supporting women’s contribution to the earth sciences.
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