Interviews about History

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

17 November 2010

In the West we tend to view slim body shape as attractive and a sign of affluence. But how were plump and thin body...

14 November 2010

When American scientists discovered some tree fossils in 2007, they turned out to be 385 million years old. That makes...

07 November 2010

10 years ago, a seminal paper entitled “The Hallmarks of Cancer” was published in the journal Cell, examining the state...

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

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...

19 September 2010

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

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

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...

15 August 2010

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

01 August 2010

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