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Built on Bones: 15,000 Years of Urban Life and Death

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Science  26 May 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6340, pp. 811
DOI: 10.1126/science.aan6076

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From new diseases and physical dan­gers to subtle changes to our stature, humanity’s shift from hunter-gatherers to agrarian city dwellers has brought with it a host of bodily con­sequences. This week on the Science podcast, archaeologist Brenna Hassett describes what ancient remains and artifacts can reveal about how metropolitan life has wreaked havoc on our collective health.