First Farmer DNA, Crystals and Chessmen

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

This month's divested archaeology consists of the mitochondrial DNA of Europe's first farmers; how to identify plaster using infrared light; who the Denisovans were; what to expect from twelfth century chessmen and why the Arabo-Persian gulf is so important.

In this episode

01:52 - How did agriculture spread across Europe?

How did agriculture spread across Europe?
with Professor Alan Cooper, University of Adelaide

11:22 - DNA analysed from a 50,000 year-old hominid species.

DNA analysed from a 50,000 year-old hominid species.
with Johannes Krause, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany.

15:26 - Did humans leave Africa via the Persian Gulf?

Did humans leave Africa via the Persian Gulf?
with Jeffrey Rose, University of Birmingham

26:44 - Archaeology at Aberdeen Art Gallary

Archaeology at Aberdeen Art Gallary
with Judith Stones, lead curator of local history and archaeology at Aberdeen Art Gallary

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