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David Wengrow
Professor of Comparative Archaeology, University College London

David Wengrow is professor of comparative archaeology at University College London. His books include What Makes Civilization?, The Archaeology of Early Egypt, and The Origins of Monsters. Currently he's writing (with David Graeber) a new account of the last 30,000 years of human history.

Written by David Wengrow