John Robb and Oliver Harris

The Body in History

Hay Festival 2016 , 

How has the human body been understood in Europe, from the Palaeolithic to the present day? Archaeologists Robb and Harris reveal how the body has been treated in life, art and death for the past 40,000 years. What emerges is not merely a history of different understandings of the body, but a history of the different human bodies that have existed. They show how bodies are key elements in shaping the changes that have swept across Europe since the arrival of modern humans.