Novara Media

Novara FM: Who Dares To Rewrite 40,000 Years of History? w/ David Wengrow

Listen on

Episode notes

This episode was first released in November 2021.

In the bestselling book The Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity, archaeologist David Wengrow and the late anthropologist David Graeber offer a radically different story of our social evolution.

Drawing on groundbreaking research gathered over a decade of collaboration, the book challenges just about everything we thought we knew about the origins of farming, property, slavery, democracy and civilisation.

Wengrow tells Eleanor Penny about the book’s 10-year gestation and what their heretical conclusions mean for our understanding of humankind.

Help us build people-powered media: