Uncivilised genes: human evolution and the urban paradox

Uncivilised genes: human evolution and the urban paradox
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Publication Date

July 28th 2018


Gustav Milne

For many years I was an archaeologist, excavating sites in historic London in advance of their imminent destruction. Such a career sat somewhat uneasily between an appreciation of our deep past and a vision of a ferocious high-rise urban future. This dramatic disconnection was the catalyst for my new book Uncivilised Genes: Human Evolution and the Urban Paradox, which ultimately poses the question: what real role can our past ever have in tomorrow’s high-tech world?...

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