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TED Talk Explores the Evolution of the Undead



Here is a plot you will likely be familiar with: the dead rising to outnumber the living.

Referencing “The Walking Dead” as something most audiences can relate to, James Close’s TED Talk explores archaeological evidence and historical literature to tell us how stories of the undead have evolved over thousands of years.

From a scientific perspective, it has it all: Archaeology of zombies, anthropology of the undead, and the genetic evolution of vampire stories:

Co-founded Bloody Disgusting in 2001. Producer on Southbound, the V/H/S trilogy, SiREN, Under the Bed, and A Horrible Way to Die. Chicago-based. Horror, pizza and basketball connoisseur. Taco Bell daily.


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