First class in our six-part Lyceum series A History of the World in Six Weeks. Tonight's class is "From Hunter-Gatherers to Farmers: The First Great Transition." It will cover the origins of human society, primitive accumulation, the rise of agriculture, and the downfall of the matriarchy.
Classes presented by Andrew Buchanan, lecturer in global and military history at the University of Vermont.
$5 per lecture, $25 for series. Students under 18, free.
Class One suggested reading (click on the title to see a PDF of each article):
"Why Did We Start Farming" by Steve Mithen (London Review of Books)