MIXED HARVEST: STORIES OF THE HUMAN PAST
BIG BLEND RADIO INTERVIEW: Rob Swigart discusses his book “Mixed Harvest: Stories From the Human Past.” Listen to / download the podcast on Spreaker.com, SoundCloud.com, or YouTube.com. This interview was part of Day 3 of Big Blend Radio’s “History, Heritage & Culture” Festival. You can hear the whole show on BlogTalkRadio.com.
In unforgettable stories of the human journey, a combination of storytelling and dialogue underscore an excavation into the deep past of human development and its consequences. Through a first encounter between a Neanderthal woman and the Modern Human she called Traveler, to the emergence and destruction of the world’s first cities, Mixed Harvest tells the tale of the Sedentary Divide, the most significant event since modern humans emerged. Rob Swigart’s latest work humanizes the rapid transition to agriculture and pastoralism with a grounding in the archaeological record.
Rob Swigart, PhD (Comparative Literature) taught for 35 years at a university, published eleven novels and poetry in The Atlantic, Poetry, and other journals, and co-authored a business book while working as a research affiliate with the Institute for the Future. More at http://www.robswigart.com/