Brian Fagan is an archaeologist, historian and a writer. He received his B.A, M.A. and Ph. D. at Pembroke College, Cambridge in archaeology and anthropology. From 1959 through 1965 he was Keeper of Prehistory at the Livingstone Museum, Zambia, where he was involved in fieldwork on multidisciplinary African history and in monuments conservation. In 1966 he moved to the United States and became Professor of Anthropology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. He specializes in communicating archaeology to the general audiences through lecturing, writing, and other media. His many books include three volumes for the National Geographic Society, including the bestselling “Adventure of Archaeology”. Other works include “The Rape of the Nile,” “The Great Warming: Climate Change and the Rise and Fall of Civilizations,” “Cro-Magnon: How the Ice Age Gave Birth to the First Modern Humans,” and many others.