Let Me Tell You a Tale: My Career Among the Monuments

Event Date: 

Friday, May 3, 2019 - 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • HSSB 2001A

We asked Brian Fagan, now long retired, to talk about his unusual archaeological career, which spans nearly 60 years, from its beginnings in African archaeology to his long-term concern with communicating archaeology to broader audiences. His experience ranges from digging 1,000-year-old Zambian farming villages to Stone Age hot springs and salt works, and his publications from textbooks to a history of beds, to say nothing of round the world tours and consulting with mattress manufacturers. He tells a story of his complex journey through the perils and challenges of reaching out to wide audiences and why it’s important.