Author Archives: Brian Fagan

About Brian Fagan

Brian Fagan is emeritus professor of archaeology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is author of Beyond the Blue Horizon, Elixir, the Los Angeles Times bestseller, Cro-Magnon, The New York Times bestseller, The Great Warming, among others. Originally from Lyme Regis, Dorset, and a graduate of Cambridge University, Fagan lives in Santa Barbara.

The Pickup Trucks of History

515PfzMa2JLDonkey caravans connected courts and cities long before Ancient Egypt’s greatest pharaohs cast their eyes on more distant lands. The tempo of long distance trade, of globalized commerce, picked up dramatically throughout Southwest Asia after the nineteenth century B.C.E. Caravan trails led from coastal cities like Ugarit and Tyre on the Mediterranean coast to the Euphrates and Tigris… Continue reading

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