It's a wonder humanity ever survived into the twenty-first century.
Even Neanderthals knew to bury the dead beneath stones to prevent corpses from
rising. Ancient civilizations feared slain warriors would return from
battlefields, medieval physicians worried that bodies would rise from plague
pits, many cultures buried the dead at crossroads to prevent the dead from
In Zombies: Shambling Through the Ages, editor Steve Berman has
collected stories that reveal the threat of revenants and the living dead is far
from recent. From the Bronze Age to World War II, this anthology guides us
through millennia of thrills, chills, kills, carnage, horror, and havoc wreaked
throughout history by the walking dead.