Interviews about History

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

17 March 2011

‘Spear throwers’ are long sticks with hooked ends that are used to hurl spears accurately over long distances. They are...

17 March 2011

Stone tools and animal remains from 12,000 years ago have been found in the Californian channel islands.

17 March 2011

A new study sheds doubt on the long held idea that Homo sapiens evolved from East Africa...

17 March 2011

New evidence suggests humans used fire as early as 400,000 years ago. This coincides with the date Neanderthals are...

17 March 2011

Dr Papadopoulos takes us through depictions of warriors in ancient Aegean art.

13 March 2011

Scientists at Stanford University in California have discovered how certain changes in our DNA have sculpted the...

06 March 2011

On the 6th March 1899, the Beyer pharmaceutical company officially registered Aspirin as a trademark, following their...

27 February 2011

Planet Earth podcast presenter Richard Hollingham has been asking what have the Romans ever done for us? Well, apart...

27 February 2011

It’s estimated that 80% of us will suffer from a bad back at some time in our lives, but the condition is hard to treat...

13 February 2011

Now here’s a question... What colour are dinosaurs? It’s an issue that puzzled palaeontologists since fossils of the...

13 February 2011

In London, Blue Plaques have been placed on buildings across the city for over 140 years to highlight where notable...

30 January 2011

To help us understand leprosy, it’s important to look into the past and see what evidence we can find from when and...

17 January 2011

New technique uses infa-red to tell whether rock fragments are man-made or naturally occuring. This useful new...

19 December 2010

We explore the importance of understanding ancient and aboriginal astronomy...

19 December 2010

We visit the Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and discover a collection of Mars Globes and the story they tell...

28 November 2010

In July this year, five devastated a Surrey beauty spot. Fire fighters from three counties tackled the blaze on...

21 November 2010

Brain-boosting drugs raise some interesting ethical questions, ones that we’re likely to need to address more and more...