Dr. Jay Silverstein, Archaeologist, Anthropologist & Nat Geo Explorer

Dr. Jay Silverstein is one of the most diverse archaeological scholars in the world. From the dawn of civilisation to the wars of the 20th century, Dr. Silverstein has sought answers in remote and often dangerous places as he strives to explain how war,technology, and religion shaped the fate of people. His work challenges assumptions of how people survived and why they died. His passion to solve mysteries has taken him from the Mountains of North Korea to the Highlands of Papua New Guinea to the forest of Guatemala to Mexico’s Tierra Caliente and to the Nile Delta of Egypt. From these far corners of the world he searches for answers to how humanity adapted to environmental challenges and political stressors and,ultimately, how and why civilizations rose only to fall into ruin.