Interviews about History

Interviews on archaeology, anthropology, palaeoanthropology and the history of science...

19 November 2013

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

30 October 2013

Chimps use similar conceptual metaphors to the human "top of the tree" or "bottom of the pile" to...

15 October 2013

What does tunnelling under big cities turn up for archaeologists?

15 October 2013

How did Isambard Kingdom Brunel and his father construct the first under-river tunnel?

16 June 2013

Chris speaks to scientist and eLife Deputy Editor, Fiona Watt,about the free journal.

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.

11 April 2013

We visit the Malpa site in South Africa where fossils from some of our earliest human ancestors are found...

14 March 2013

Medical Historian Richard Barnett tells the story of the epidemiologist John Snow and asks whether we've...

23 January 2013

We discuss the ethical and social implications of 'Smart Drugs'

18 December 2012

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

11 December 2012

A new scientific journal is being launched this week in Cambridge. We hear how it differs to existing journals and why...

07 December 2012

Humans enter our story of the history of the oceans

07 December 2012

Giant reptiles cruised the oceans in the Mesozoic

07 December 2012

3 billion years later, signs of complex life in the oceans begins to emerge

07 December 2012

The story of the oceans begins 3.5 billion years ago with living rocks that made the earth habitable.

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...

13 September 2012

Kate Britton at the University of Aberdeen, has been investigating an abandoned Arctic settlement in West Alaska called...

09 September 2012

Low-level exposure to chemicals that are the byproduct of industrial and household processes could be damaging our...

17 August 2012

We delve into the history of Mars exploration, finding out why the Red Planet has captured our imagination, and...

20 July 2012

World War Two saw huge developments in aero engines, from the Merlin that powered the Hurricanes and Spitfires deployed...

17 July 2012

Back in time now almost 50,000 years to the final days of the Neanderthals and the rise of modern man. Research has...