Professor Brian M. Fagan, Ph.D.

Professor Brian M. Fagan
  • University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Cambridge University
Few people are aware of the remarkable scope of archaeology, which provides remarkable insights into ancient societies. Today’s archaeology, with its discovery, hi-tech science, and laboratory work gives us a better understanding of what is it to be human.
Dr. Brian M. Fagan is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at the University of California, Santa Barbara. Born in England, Dr. Fagan earned his B.A., M.A., and Ph.D. in Archaeology and Anthropology from Pembroke College, Cambridge University. Professor Fagan's excavations in Northern Rhodesia (now Zambia) from 1959 to 1965 earned him recognition as a pioneer of multidisciplinary African history. He has served as Director of the Bantu Studies Project of the British Institute for Eastern Africa, Visiting Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Visiting Professor at Whittier College and the University of Cape Town, South Africa. Professor Fagan is the recipient of a Distinguished Teaching Award from the University of California, Santa Barbara. His other awards include the Public Service Award of the Society of Professional Archaeologists and the Public Education Award of the Society for American Archaeology. He was a Guggenheim Fellow in 1973. Dr. Fagan's many books include People of the Earth and In the Beginning, two widely used university and college textbooks in archaeology and prehistory. His other works include The Rape of the Nile, The Adventure of Archaeology, and The Little Ice Age. He also edited The Oxford Companion to Archaeology.
Testimonials

"Brian Fagan brings the subject of human prehistory alive. I never would have believed that seven million years of human evolution and development could have been covered so effectively in only 36 half-hour lectures. Bravo, Professor Fagan!"

7 Courses and Sets

List Grid

Filter

7 Courses and Sets

  1. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations Sale

    Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Brian M. Fagan
    4 out of 5
    61% of reviewers would recommend this product
    (115)
    Save up to $305.00 Starting at $34.95 $69.95 $34.95$69.95
    Where do we come from? How did our ancestors settle this planet? How did the great historic civilizations of the world develop? How does a past so shadowy that it has to be painstakingly reconstructed from fragmentary, largely unwritten records nonetheless make us who and what we are? This broad survey course begins with the origins of the earliest evolving humans more than 2.5 million years ago and explores how the...
  2. (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization  Set on sale

    (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Foundations of Western Civilization

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $716.00 Starting at $124.90 $178.90 $124.90$178.90
    Where did our modern Western civilization come from? Explore the answer to this profound question in Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations—which investigates the ways that early human civilizations grew and expanded across the globe—and in The Foundations of Western Civilization, which examines the people, places, ideas, and events that laid the groundwork for our modern world.
  3. (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations; Foundations of Western Civilization; & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World  Set on sale

    (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations; Foundations of Western Civilization; & Foundations of Western Civilization II: A History of the Modern Western World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $1,137.95 Starting at $187.90 $276.90 $187.90$276.90
    From before recorded history to the dawn of the modern world, discover the essential nature, evolution, and perceptions of human and Western civilization. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations explores how the ensuing populations formed settlements and cultures, developed agriculture and herding, interacted, and populated the globe. Both The Foundations of Western Civilization and Foundations of Western...
  4. (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Peoples and Cultures of the World  Set on sale

    (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Peoples and Cultures of the World

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $532.00 Starting at $48.90 $97.90 $48.90$97.90
    Survey the captivating range of cultures and civilizations from around the world and throughout history with this intriguing two-course set. Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations follows the unfolding story of human origins, the emergence of modern humans in Africa, the origins of agriculture and complex civilizations, and more. Peoples and Cultures of the World uses the lens of cultural anthropology to help...
  5. (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations  Set on sale

    (Set) Understanding the Human Factor & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $281.00 Starting at $48.90 $48.90 $48.90$48.90
  6. (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations   Set on sale

    (Set) Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations & Origins of Great Ancient Civilizations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $486.00 Starting at $44.90 $88.90 $44.90$88.90
  7. (Set) Story of Human Language & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations  Set on sale

    (Set) Story of Human Language & Human Prehistory and the First Civilizations

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $612.00 Starting at $93.90 $137.90 $93.90$137.90
    Travel back in time to the formative period of both human language and human civilization with this engrossing two-course set delivered by award-winning professors and experts. First, in The Story of Human Language, learn the fascinating story of the development of human language from a single tongue into the estimated 6,000 languages used around the world today. Then, in Human Prehistory and the First...