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Nancy's Bookshelf: Ray Barnett #636

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Retired biology professor Ray Barnett has a new book, Forgotten World: New Look at Neolithic Reveals Gardeners of Gaia and a Lifeline as Humanity Falters.

Barnett says archeology has a startling new understanding of the middle stone age and the new stone age.

He fell in love with China at Yale University, where he spent several years learning its history and language and earned an MBA in History.

After serving a year in Vietnam with the U.S. Army, he received a biology Ph.D. from Duke University.

His latest book describes Mesoneolithic societies in more prosperous and more sophisticated areas than the stone age implies. 

Recent archaeological discoveries reveal that Neolithic humans saw the world with a fresh, startling vision.

Nancy Wiegman has a master's degree in French linguistics from Indiana University and taught yoga and foreign languages at CSU Fresno and the College of Charleston before moving to Chico in 1990.
Matt Fidler is a producer and sound designer with over 15 years’ experience producing nationally distributed public radio programs. He has worked for shows such as Freakonomics Radio, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, The New Yorker Radio Hour and The Takeaway. In 2017, Matt launched the language podcast Very Bad Words, hitting the #28 spot in the iTunes podcast charts.