22-25 July 2021 Jodrell Bank Observatory

Tamed: Three Species That Changed Our World

Join Alice Roberts as she delves into archaeology, history and genetics to reveal the amazing stories of three species that became our allies.

For hundreds of thousands of years, our ancestors depended on wild plants and animals for survival. They were hunter- gatherers, consummate foraging experts, taking the world as they found it. Then a revolution occurred – our ancestors’ interaction with other species changed. They began to tame them. The human population boomed; civilisation began.

In her book, Tamed, Alice Roberts uncovers the amazing history of ten familiar species with incredible wild pasts. In this talk, she tells the story of three key species: dogs, cattle and horses. She reveals how becoming part of our world changed these animals, and shows how they became our allies – essential to the survival and success of our own species.

Speaker: Alice Roberts

Days

Sunday 2018