Interviews about History

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

14 October 2010

The Census is also a vital tool to help raise ocean awareness and inform policy makers to help protect the oceans.

10 October 2010

Orang-utans are one of the world’s most fascinating creatures living primarily among the trees. They're the only...

07 October 2010

Looking back into oceans past, Poul Holm tells us about novel ways of understanding how the marine realm has changed.

19 September 2010

An important aspect of science festival is the diversity of people, interests, and talents coming together to celebrate...

19 September 2010

What constitutes a good night sleep? Here in the UK, we’re told that it’s a solid 8 hours overnight, tucked up in bed...

17 August 2010

Iceland was colonised by Vikings as a pristine environment, meaning it is now a rich source of archaeological finds...

17 August 2010

Human waste from 79AD in Pompeii is being analysed by Andrew Fairbairn and colleagues to see what it can tell us about...

15 August 2010

A slightly grizzly start to this week as we’re looking at Bronze Age cremations. During the period which spans roughly...

15 August 2010

Sediba - a newly discovered, 2 million year old possible ancestor, had a small brain, but probably walked a bit more...

15 August 2010

It’s not only archaeology that can tell us about the first Australian settlers. DNA evidence has come up with some...

01 August 2010

Baba Brinkman on his own brand of hip-hop, and bringing science to the poetry and spoken word tent at Glastonbury.

25 July 2010

For this month's tech segment, Meera chats to Chris Vallance about the first ever Vintage Computer Festival held...

17 July 2010

Using mitochondrial DNA, Ugo Perego has shown that the peopling of the Americas thousands of years ago was far more...

17 July 2010

Using state-of-the-art laser scanning technology, a team led by Gary Staab has made an exact replica of Tutankhamun...

17 July 2010

During a period of the Bronze Age around 2000-700BC there was a strong cultural tendancy to cremate the dead. Why was...

16 May 2010

Researchers have discovered why Tibetans who have a taste for the high life are much better able to tolerate low oxygen...

25 April 2010

As well as following the way populations have changed and migrated, we can use modern genetic techniques to really get...

25 April 2010

Colin Renfrew explains how genetics can be used to learn more about our ancestry...

25 April 2010

Helen Donoghue explains how analysing bacteria from ancient fossils can help us learn more about the evolution of...

25 April 2010

A new genetic analysis of nearly 2,000 people from all over the globe suggests that our ancestors interbred with...

18 April 2010

In 1916, Albert Einstein predicted that Gravitational Waves, these are ripples in the very fabric of space and time,...