Egyptian Looting, Behavioural Variability and Pollen

17 February 2011
Presented by Diana O'Carroll, Tom Birch.

This month: current events in Egypt affecting ancient artefacts; Britons fashioning cups from skulls; games played in the Indus; and when humans behaved like humans. Plus, in Backyard Archaeology Tom Birch goes to Paul's place... to look at pollen.

In this episode

02:06 - Riots in Egypt damage archaeological finds

Riots in Egypt damage archaeological finds
with Zahi Hawass, Minister of Antiquities in Egypt.

09:22 - Did Britons drink from skulls?

Did Britons drink from skulls?
with Dr Silvia Bello

11:07 - Play and games in Bronze Age Pakistan

Play and games in Bronze Age Pakistan
with Elke Rogersdotter, University of Gothenburg

12:45 - When did we start acting like modern humans?

When did we start acting like modern humans?
with Professor John Shea, Stony Brook University

19:23 - What can pollen tell us about ancient plants and human impact on the environment?

What can pollen tell us about ancient plants and human impact on the environment?

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