Archaeology

16 May 2017

A new discovery sheds light on the appearance of Homo naledi and when these ancient human relatives were alive.

13 April 2017

DNA tests can reveal your ancestry, as well as any skeletons your family may have in the closet!

21 February 2017

Archaeological evidence suggests that a young woman from ancient Troy died from a pregnancy-related infection

07 October 2016

Fragments of ancient proteins are preserved in ostrich eggshells...

06 May 2016

The mid-1800s saw East Anglia's own 'gold' rush but instead of prevcious metals, they were hunting...

19 April 2016

The latest from the British 'Pompeii'...

14 September 2015

The discovery of a new species of human ancestor, called Homo naledi, has been unveiled by scientists in South Africa...

07 September 2015

This beast is not only the largest of its kind found to date, but also the oldest, roaming the oceans 460 million years...

04 May 2015

Millions of people live close to volcanoes, but what danger are they in, and are there any long term health effects...

14 April 2015

Palaeo-anthropologists in South Africa are inviting tourists to watch them at work excavating a new species of human...

07 April 2015

Easter Island is one of the most isolated places on Earth and the statues stand at over 40 feet, but how did they get...

24 March 2015

Where did the UK population come from? A new study reveals that the Romans didn't fancy Brits, and some counties...

23 February 2015

Do you use more happy phrases in a day? A new study shows that languages are biased towards more positive words.

26 January 2015

Roman scrolls burned and buried two thousand years ago when Mount Vesuvius erupted are being read successfully by...

17 August 2014

New research is showing that Ancient Egyptians were mummifying their dead a lot longer ago than previously imagined,...

18 July 2014

Why was a population of ancient humans munching on a rather foul tasting weed, even after the dawn of agriculture?

17 June 2014

A 3D print of the spine of King Richard III has shown that the monarch probably wasn't a hunchback...

19 November 2013

Matt Burnett discovers how the bladder of a sturgeon fish can help restore ancient manuscripts....

16 May 2013

James Harrison from the EPSRC explains how modern scanning techniques have allowed us to read parchment too delicate to...

02 May 2013

Oliver Caroe of St Paul's Cathedral discusses how he looks after one of London's most famous landmarks.

18 December 2012

This week, scientists have uncovered residues of 7,000-year-old cheese. Chemist Professor Richard Evershed from the...

04 November 2012

Cows milk is a remarkable food – not only for drinking, but for cheese and butter, yoghurt and cream. So when did we...

04 May 2012

Espen Knutsen is reassembling the remains of ancient pleiosaurs.