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Brian Fagan, Ph.D.

One of the world’s leading archaeological writers

Author of The Great Warming: Climate Change and
the Rise and Fall of Civilizations

Professor Emeritus, Anthropology,
University of California at Santa Barbara

 

 

 

Title of Lecture: “Water: The Elixir of Humanity”

When: November 3, 2020, 7:00 p.m. Pacific Daylight Time

Where: Town Hall, 8th and Seneca, Seattle

Cost: Free to the public

Abstract

Brian Fagan takes us on a journey through humanity’s complex relationship with water over the past 5,000 years. He shows us how irrigation was not necessarily a factor in the emergence of urban civilization and looks at some of the myriad ways in which human societies have defined their relationships with water. From the present, he looks into the future, into a world where the wars of coming generations are likely to revolve around access to water in an increasingly warmer and drier world.