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Tools, temples & tower blocks: how wood has shaped human history
Max Adams reveals why the versatile material has been pivotal to the progress of civilisations across the globe: from the Somerset Levels to Japan
For millennia, humans have cut down trees to create buildings, ships, tools, weapons and everyday objects we still use around the home. Author and archaeologist Max Adams tells Jon Bauckham what studying this most resilient of materials can teach us about the history of our species.
Max Adams is the author of The Museum of the Wood Age (Head of Zeus, 2022)