How did humans come to be who we are? To find out, Charles Foster goes full-on Cro-Magnon, living in makeshift shelters and foraging for food in the rural woods of England. For the Neolithic period, Foster moves to a reconstructed settlement, and to explore the Enlightenment, he visits Oxford colleges, dissecting rooms, cafes, and art galleries. Drawing on psychology, neuroscience, natural history, agriculture, and ethics, Foster makes an audacious attempt to connect with 40,000 years of human history, and here he comments on what we gained—and what we have lost.
Being A Human: Adventures in Forty Thousand Years of Consciousness
Author: Charles Foster.